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.
A man was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport after authorities said nearly 18 pounds of cocaine was found inside packages of powdered custard in his suitcase.
Juan Valdez is accused of smuggling large quantities of cocaine and oxycodone from Puerto Rico to New York using the U.S. Postal Service.
A passenger tried to smuggle nearly eight pounds of cocaine off a flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport by hiding it inside packages of frozen meat, authorities said Monday.
By the time the officer arrived on the scene, he said 31-year old Jermaine Jones of Trenton was under a stairwell – still naked – eating broken glass and cigarettes.
The load of drugs was discovered in early January, but federal customs and border agents only announced the seizure for the first time on Thursday.
Heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine were all found in his system, according to the ME’s office. Hoffman, 46, was found dead with a needle still in his arm in his West Village apartment on Feb. 2.
Carlos Medina, 59, was arraigned Friday following his arrest on a number of narcotics possession and dealing charges. Medina spent nearly 25 years locked up on a federal conviction.
A woman named Erika Rodriguez was caught with more than 6 pounds of cocaine stuffed inside of hair product containers, according to authorities.
Police this weekend found 10 kilos of cocaine in a car they pulled over for defective lights in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
A mother has been charged after beer, marijuana and cocaine were found at a wild teen party at a home in Bergen County, N.J. this past weekend.