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Woman nabbed for drugs at JFK

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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:51 am, Thu Aug 7, 2014.

A traveler had more than a laptop in her computer bag when she arrived at JFK Airport from the Dominican Republic on July 17.

U.S. Customers and Border Protection officers intercepted passenger Nikaury Lebron Florentino, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, arriving on a flight from Santiago in her native country.

During an examination, CBP officers noted inconsistencies in her answers and said she was exhibiting a nervous behavior. Florentino was escorted to a private search room where her carry-on computer bag was probed. The officers allegedly found a white powder in the bag that tested positive for cocaine.

Florentino was arrested for the importation of a controlled substance and was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations and will be prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch.

The total weight of cocaine seized was approximately 4.14 pounds and the approximate street value of the seized narcotic is $84,000.

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