U.S. Customs officials discovered a passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York attempting to smuggle six pounds of cocaine hidden inside a liquor bottle.
Officials reported Jamaican citizen Stefisha Miller had landed at JFK from Kingston, Jamaica’s capital, on Sunday when U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers found two bottles of Bailey’s Irish Cream in her duty-free box -- and one of the bottles contained a bag of white powder.
The powder tested positive for cocaine, officers confirmed.
The cocaine seized weighed six pounds and had an estimated street value of $110,000, authorities reported.
“The smuggling of illicit drugs poses a significant threat to our nation, and CBP does its part in keeping these drugs off our streets," Francis J. Russo, Acting Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations, said. "As America’s unified border security agency, our employees are determined to protect the public from these substances.”
Miller may face federal narcotics smuggling charges.
Last month another Jamaican citizen was caught at JFK with nearly nine pounds of cocaine taped to his legs.