NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Federal agents say they’ve stopped 5 pounds of cocaine from hitting the streets after a bust at Kennedy Airport.
Officers say they noticed something not quite right with a passenger’s suitcase last Saturday at the airport.READ MORE: New York Weather: Tuesday Afternoon 5/11 CBS2 Weather Headlines
Inside a hidden compartment, they allegedly found $85,000 worth of cocaine.READ MORE: Back For Another Round: Republican Rob Astorino To Run For New York Governor In 2022
The suspect, Deskean Reid, was traveling from Trinidad and Tobago and now faces drug smuggling charges.MORE NEWS: Harlem Subway Push Victim Randall Weaver Describes Scary Ordeal, 'There's A Lot Of Loonies Out Here Now'
Customs did not say how they found the hidden compartment.