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Three packages containing 9 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $115,000were discovered inside the Bailey’s bottles.
By Forum Staff
A passenger arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport on a recent flight from his native Jamaica was allegedly nabbed trying to smuggle 9 pounds of cocaine into the country, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.
Shortly after Akeem Rasheen Lewis arrived on a Sept. 28 flight from Kingston, he was selected for examination by CBP officers. During the process the officers removed three bottles of Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur from a duty free bag, after noticing that the bottles appeared to be have been tampered. Lewis was then escorted to a private search room where CBP officers discovered white powder wrapped in clear plastic bags within the bottles. A total of three packages containing 9 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $115,000were discovered, according to CBP.
Lewis was cuffed and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.