NEW YORK: Despite the creative attempts to smuggle drugs into the country, people still aren’t fooling US Customs and Border Protection.
The officials said that a woman had been arrested at JFK International Airport with 6.27 pounds of cocaine stashed in her hair products. Erika Rodriguez de los Santos returned from Santo Domingo when she was confronted about five uncharacteristically heavy hair product containers. Inside of the an “oil-like substance” that tested positive for cocaine.
Customs and Border Protection’s state director of field operations Robert E. Perez called this most recent seizure a warning shot to all smugglers. “This latest seizure demonstrates the steadfastness of CBP officers on the ground to detect, detain and deter those who would try to smuggle these illegal substances,” he said.