NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – He wasn’t pulling their leg.

Customs and Border Protection agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport arrested a man Thursday for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine into the U.S.

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Mayobanex Ruiz Gomez arrived from the Dominican Republic and appeared nervous when his bag was checked, CBP officials said.

They took Gomez into a private room where he was searched.

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The search revealed about five pounds of cocaine taped to his legs, according to CBP officers. The cocaine has an estimated street value of more than $83,000.

Gomez faces smuggling charges.

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Police say they found 10 pounds of cocaine strapped to a man’s legs at JFK Airport on March 4, 2017 (credit: US Customs and Border Protection)

It’s the second time this month Customs and Border Protection agents have arrested someone at JFK airport with cocaine taped to their legs.