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Cocaine and heroin discovered on two flights arriving at JFK from Dominican Republic

NEW YORK, USA — US Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) have effected two seizures of narcotics during routine aircraft searches on flights arriving from the Dominican Republic.

On May 8, CBP officers conducted an aircraft search on a flight arriving from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. CBP officers were conducting an enforcement examination of the arriving aircraft when CBP K-9 “Ari” alerted positive to the presence of narcotics in the aft left side lavatory area. Upon removing the panel they discovered five brick shaped packages that were tested positive for heroin.

An approximate weight of 12 lbs of heroin was seized; the estimated street value for this seizure is $319,000.

Two days later on May 10, CBP officers at JFK conducted an aircraft search on another flight arriving from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, based on the previous seizure. CBP officers searched the aircraft cabin and discovered five brick shaped objects concealed behind the toilet shroud in the aft right side lavatory. CBP officers probed all five bricks and they tested positive for cocaine and heroin.

Approximately 5 lbs of cocaine and 7 lbs of heroin was seized; with an estimated street value of $281,000.

“CBP officers stand on the front line to ensure that these illicit narcotics are seized prior to entering this country,” said Robert E. Perez, director, Field Operations New York.

No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Source: Caribbean News Now

May 12, 2015

Category: DR News |

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