A drug-sniffing Customs dog alerted agents to contraband on Priscilla Pena and Michelle Blassingale
Two Bronx women traveling from the Dominican Republic were arrested at JFK on Saturday for carrying 6.5 kilos of cocaine in "diapers" made of duct tape.
(Courtesy U. S. Customs & Border Protection)
According to the criminal complaint, a drug-sniffing Customs dog alerted agents to contraband on Priscilla Pena and Michelle Blassingale, but a search of their luggage yielded nothing. While she was being questioned, Pena "appeared to be very nervous," and during a subsequent pat-down, a CBP Officer "noticed a hard object near Pena's waist and buttocks."
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