NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A passenger arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport wasn’t exactly toeing the line.
Amaziah Hohenkirk, of Guyana, arrived at JFK on Feb. 9, according to Customs and Border Protection officials.READ MORE: Report: NYC School Attendance Rates Among Students Living In Shelters Much Lower Than Permanently Housed Peers
Hohenkirk had brought with him four pairs of sneakers and two pairs of shoes, CBP officials said.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect For Workers At New Jersey Schools, Colleges, Universities And State Agencies
The shoes had about four pounds of cocaine hidden in them worth about $67,000, authorities said.
“This latest seizure demonstrates the vigilance of our CBP officers, and their excellence in detecting those who would try to smuggle these illegal substances,” said Robert Perez of the CBP.MORE NEWS: Report: Crime On New York City Subways Increased In September
Hohenkirk faces federal smuggling charges.