Airport officials catch second man with drugs taped to legs

Man Nabbed With $83K of Cocaine Taped to Legs at JFK: Officials

- For the second time in a week, a traveler has been caught with cocaine taped to his legs at the John F. Kennedy International Airport. Gomez was traveling from the Dominican Republic.

In the bust earlier this month, customs officials said they were suspicious of the man's particularly snug trousers. Gomez was brought into a private search room, where Customs officers did a physical search. They then searched Gomez further and found five pounds of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $83,000, strapped around his legs. When he presented his suitcase for inspection, he allegedly "exhibited numerous signs of nervousness", according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The powder tested positive for cocaine and it was seized. They say he was acting "nervous".

He was arrested on federal smuggling charges less than two weeks after another man traveling from the Dominican Republic was arrested when officials at JKF noticed he was "bursting out of his trousers".

On March 4, another man coming into JFK from the Dominican Republic also had packages of what was found to be cocaine taped to his legs, authorities said.



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