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Woman found with cocaine in custard packages

11 December 2014, 13:30

New York - Authorities say a woman arriving at John F Kennedy International Airport was carrying something extra in the packets of custard and milk powder in her luggage — cocaine.

US Customs and Border Protection says a K-9 unit dog alerted its handler to a suspicious suitcase at the New York airport on 21 November. The suitcase's owner was a woman arriving from Georgetown, Guyana.

A baggage check turned up three packages of milk powder and three packages of custard powder. The substance inside was examined and tested positive for cocaine.

The woman is a US citizen. She's facing federal narcotics smuggling charges.

- AP


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