A man from the Dominican Republic was caught trying to smuggle over a kilo of cocaine stashed inside of a diaper at JFK International Airport on Christmas Eve.
The New York Daily News reports that Marlon Andujar Penzo appeared nervous after touching down on a Jet Blue flight from Santo Domingo on Tuesday. When Customs and Borders Protection officers began patting him down, they noticed something unusually bulky around his groin. They discovered that, not only was Penzo wearing a diaper, but the diaper contained 1.5 kilos of a substance which tested positive for cocaine.
During questioning, Penzo admitted to being paid $6,000 to traffic the drugs into the U.S., then pass them off to a contact which he obviously never reached.
This latest incident marks yet another failed JFK International cocaine smuggling attempt.
[via New York Daily News]