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US customs agents nab J'can woman with cocaine at JFK

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says an arriving passenger from Jamaica at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York did not enjoy a “happy hour” as officers seized her illegal cocktail.

In a report on Wednesday, CBP said that, on April 8, Stefisha Miller, a Jamaican, arrived on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica.

CBP officers inspected a duty-free box she was carrying that contained two bottles of Bailey's Irish Cream, stuffed with plastic bags.

The officers then escorted Miller to a private search room, where the bottles were examined, revealing a bag of white powder that tested positive for cocaine.

Miller was arrested for the importation of a controlled substance and was turned over to US Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

It said the weight of cocaine seized was about six pounds with an estimated street value of US$110,000.

“The smuggling of illicit drugs poses a significant threat to our nation, and CBP does its part in keeping these drugs off our streets.” said Francis J Russo, Acting Director of CBP's New York Field Operations.

“As America's unified border security agency, our employees are determined to protect the public from these substances,” he added.

CBP said Miller now faces US federal narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the US Attorney's Office in the US Eastern District Court of New York.

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