JFK Officials Find 5 Pounds Of Cocaine In Abandoned Suitcase

Posted Jun 27th 2011 05:45 PM



AP File

Customs agents at New York's JFK Airport found nearly five pounds of powder cocaine in abandoned luggage last week, officials told NBC on Monday.

The cocaine was found in four pairs of sneakers in an abandoned piece of luggage that came to New York from the Dominican Republic, Customs and Border Officials told NBC.

Shockingly, the drugs have a street value of a little over $107,000.

Officials said it was unclear whether the bag had been abandoned first or the owner, afraid of the authorities, abandoned the suitcase.

In February, a Boston woman was charged with swallowing 50 pellets of cocaine on a JetBlue flight from the Dominican Republic. And in March, another Boston woman wore a diaper full of cocaine on a JetBlue flight also from the Dominican Republic.

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So maybe it would be wise to suspend flights from countries that have histories of trying to smuggle drugs on that airline. Another idea would be for the U.S. to have our own U.S. security at foreign airports for all american based airlines, since its obvious their own security forces are not catching these things at their end. Wow, I think I just created more jobs in the airline security industry....can I have a job now?

June 27 2011 at 10:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Actually if you worked for the DEA and brought that idea you would be fired. They want enough drugs on the streets to keep local drug enforcements busy.

June 27 2011 at 11:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why is it that I only find dirty clothes in abandoned luggage? I must be flying into the wrong airports.

June 27 2011 at 9:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply