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But don't rush to claim them, because the soles of the kicks were stuffed with cocaine, just one pair in a four pair sneaker smuggling operation gone bad a few days ago.
Customs agents at John F. Kennedy Airport found nearly five pounds of cocaine concealed in the soles of sneakers packed in abandoned luggage last week, Customs and Border Protection Officers said Monday.
The drugs were discovered Thursday when agents were examining leftover luggage that had arrived from the Dominican Republic, authorities said.
The officers discovered the sneakers inside a suitcase, and finding them unusually heavy, examined them more thoroughly.
They found white powdery substance inside, which tested positive for cocaine. The drugs had a street value of over $107,000, officials said.
The Air Force 1's look like knock-offs just by looking at the color way, but the two pairs of white on white Hang Ten's and a black pair of Ellesse's look legitimate. All the shoes look like skate shoes.Last year a Romanian woman, on her way back from South America was busted in Italy when it was discovered that she was smuggling drugs in her bra and panties. Value of the snuff? 44 million dollars. They said she was hot though.