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Authorities nab Guyanese national with cocaine in sneakers at New York airport

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The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says officers nabbed a Guyanese national with cocaine his sneakers at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

According to CBP, on April 6, the arriving passenger – Thenga Adams “tried to sneak past” officers “but was stopped in his tracks.”

“During the course of the inspection, CBP officers discovered running shoes in his luggage that contained a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine,” CBP said in a statement on Thursday.

“Mr. Adams was arrested for the importation of a controlled substance and was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations,” it added.

The total weight of cocaine seized was about 2 lbs. The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) estimates the street value to be US$30,000.

Adams now faces US federal narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the US Attorney’s Office in the US Eastern District Court of New York.

 

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Comment by Penelope John on April 29, 2015 at 8:20am

Was it worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by GospelPan on April 27, 2015 at 3:09pm

@anthoni, "rebels kidnapped his family"? where do you see that? Besides does one have to have cocaine in their system to smuggle drugs?

Comment by anthoni Yarbroug on April 27, 2015 at 2:51pm
The other news is that the rebels kidnapped his family n making him do that; note: who would ever suspect national officials to do stuff like that on g.p. Does he have cocaine in his system?
Comment by GospelPan on April 27, 2015 at 10:09am
They never learn...and for 30k dollars? Why not invest the airfare, plus salary for a couple of years?
Comment by Natricia Morgan on April 26, 2015 at 5:48pm
Wow, that was a short trip.

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