NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Guyanese woman stuffed more than just herself into her girdle, according to officials.
On April 12, Olive Fowler arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport from Georgetown, Guyana.
During an exam of Fowler’s suitcase, she seemed very nervous, according to U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers.
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.
The packages tested positive for cocaine, officials said. Four pounds of cocaine was seized with an estimated street value of more than $73,000, according officials.
“This seizure is just another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these illicit drugs,” said Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations.
Fowler was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.
She faces federal narcotics smuggling charges.