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.READ MORE: COVID Impact: Doctors Say Some People Are So Scarred By The Pandemic They Now Have A Legit Fear Of Going Out
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.READ MORE: Confused About COVID-19 Mask Guidance? Here's The Current State Of Play In New York City
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.MORE NEWS: MTA Set To Resume 24/7 Subway Service Early Monday
It’s the second time this month Customs and Border Protection agents have arrested someone at JFK airport with cocaine taped to their legs.