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Customs agents at New York’s JFK make two cocaine busts

September 30, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Customs agents at New York’s JFK make two cocaine busts

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Customs agents at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport made two cocaine busts on the same day, arresting three men in two separate incidents who attempted to sneak cocaine inside fudge candy and bottles of Bailey’s Irish Creme.

On Tuesday, 64-year-old Noel Llewellyn arrived off of a JetBlue flight from Trinidad and presented his zebra-striped luggage to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers for inspection.

Inside of the suitcase were four boxes of Tortuga chocolate rum fudge. Further investigation by the officers revealed what amounted up to a kilo of a white powdery substance used as a filling inside of the candy that tested positive for cocaine, a complaint filed in Brooklyn Federal Court reported.

According to the New York Daily News, Llewellyn, who is an employee of Delta Airlines, provided investigators with several different accounts about the contraband and his constant travels to Trinidad and Tobago, insisting he gets discounted tickets from Delta.

He also told them that he had packed his suitcase himself, and tried to sugarcoat the narrative by saying that his sister-in-law gave him the boxes of fudge to bring to the United States.

He was released on Wednesday on $100,000 bail.

Additionally, U.S. Customs agents arrested two men flying into Kennedy Airport attempting to smuggle four pounds of liquid cocaine in a bottle of Baileys Irish Cream.

Officials said on Tuesday, 30-year-old Dutch National and legal U.S. resident Gerald Pantophlet and 28-year-old Brooklyn resident Sherman Myers, an employee with the New York City Housing Authority were arrested and booked into custody after arriving on a flight from St. Maarten to JFK.

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