Nature's pocket? It doesn't always work when you're trying to smuggle illegal drugs.
The Daily News reported a 24-year-old woman got caught trying to smuggle $10,000 worth of cocaine through JFK airport in her most private area on Sunday.
The woman, Shekira Thompson, was caught with a half-pound package of cocaine on Sunday while she was returning to New York from her native Jamaica.
What gave Thompson away? Well, she was sweating profusely during her routine screening, so U.S. Customs cops pulled her aside.
Thompson was then brought to a private search room where she admitted what she was hiding, and produced about 255.5 grams of cocaine.
"This seizure is just another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these illicit drugs," said Robert E. Perez, Director of U.S. Customers and Border Protection's New York Field Operations.
Thompson will be arraigned by the Port Authority Police Department on Monday in Queens Criminal Court on a drug possession charge.
Currently, she's being held in Rikers Island, with her bail set at $100,000.
This wasn't the only drug deal mishap that went down this past weekend. Gothamist reported three men were arrested after trying to deliver 300 pounds of marijuana to a West Village residence on Friday.
It happened around 1:20 p.m. at 144 Bleecker Street.
There were three men allegedly unloading at 150-pound crate labeled "art" from a van outside when the police stepped in.
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There was another crate in the van, with another 150 pounds of marijuana, this one labeled "auto parts."
The police arrested three men: Patrick Johnson, Matthew Parrigo, and Christopher Bender, all of whom have been charged with criminal possession of marijuana.
The weed seized by the police? Well, that's worth about $1 million, and is sourced from California.
It's currently being held in an NYPD storage area, and will likely be incinerated after trial. We would never smoke illegal drugs or anything, but that seems like a real waste to us.[via Daily News] [via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Gothamist]