Olive Fowler was escorted to a private room where CBP officers searched her. It was during this search that they found packages concealed in the girdle and underwear, officials said.
A lead defendant, Ralph Ben Cotto was held without bail and charged as a major trafficker under the state’s drug kingpin law, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
A woman is facing drug smuggling charges for allegedly using a unique trick to sneak cocaine into the country.
Customs agents at Port Newark uncorked more than they bargained for after inspecting a ship in October.
She was arrested after a K-9 named Fenja alerted her handler to a suspicious suitcase on Sunday.
Nineteen people have been charged with selling crack cocaine in the lobbies, hallways, elevators and even playgrounds of an East Harlem public housing complex.
A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for his role in a transcontinental narcotics network that conducted its operations in New Jersey.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said sales occurred on side streets near the Sunrise Highway or the Long Island Expressway and some regular customers got home delivery.
A Civil Guard statement Wednesday said three sailors were arrested on July 12 when the ship returned to Spain, but the drug wasn’t found until last Saturday, hidden in the ship’s reserve sails.
CBP officers noticed the handle rails of her luggage weren’t working properly, officials said.
Two New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the K-9 named Ari “sniffed” out an arriving passenger’s suitcase while inspecting luggage arriving from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on July 15.
A further inspection revealed 118 oval-shaped pellets of cocaine, weighing a little more than 3 pounds, officials said.
A Connecticut man has been accused of trying to smuggle nearly 5 pounds of cocaine inside of his luggage.
A husband and wife allegedly ran the high-volume drug pipeline between their Washington Heights apartment and Wappingers Falls in Dutchess County.