CBP officers noticed the handle rails of her luggage weren’t working properly, officials said.
Francis Abankwa, a bus driver for the past eight years, is accused of rendezvousing with a man who had just been caught hours earlier with a suitcase full of heroin.
Seven people have been arrested by the FBI in the New York City area as part of an international crackdown on mafia drug smuggling, U.S. authorities told CBS News.
The leader of a drug smuggling ring that shipped cocaine and marijuana in luxury cars from California to Long Island has been sentenced to 13 1/2 years in prison.
Victor Bourne, 37, was found guilty last year on charges that he helped orchestrate he smuggling of more than 330 pounds of cocaine from 2000 to 2009.
A woman flying from Bogota to JFK had 38 packets of the product in her luggage. It tested positive for heroin, Customs and Border Protection officers said.
Would-be drug smugglers have been getting creative lately at John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials say.