An alleged cocaine smuggler was caught at New York’s John F. Kennedy last week, after arriving in from Kingston, Jamaica. U.S. Customs and Border Protection caught the man who attempted to bring $115,000 worth of cocaine into the country in Bailey’s liquor bottles.
Per Fox News,
A man arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York did not enjoy “happy hour” after he tried to smuggle three bottles of Bailey’s liquor filled with $115,000 worth of cocaine, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Akeem Rasheen Lewis, a Jamaican citizen, arrived at the airport on Sept. 28 from Kingston. Officers removed the bottles from a bag after they said it appeared they were tampered with.
The officers took Lewis to a private search room where they found the drug wrapped in plastic and hidden in the bottles. They said they found nine pounds of cocaine with a street value of $115,000.
Officers arrested Lewis and turned him over to Homeland Security Investigations Special Agents.
Props to the U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers for catching this man trying to smuggle cocaine into the United States, by passing it as duty-free and stopping his scheme.
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