Customs: Woman smuggled 1/2 pound of cocaine in her vagina

By Ben Hooper  |  Feb. 26, 2016 at 2:02 PM
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NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Customs officers in New York said a woman returning from a trip to Jamaica was concealing half a pound of cocaine in her vagina.

U. S. Customs and Border Protection said officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport questioned Shekira Thompson when she returned to the United States on Sunday from a trip to Kingston, Jamaica.

CBP officers said Thompson "admitted to vaginally inserting a foreign body."

The egg-shaped object removed from Thompson's vagina turned out to be a bundle of about half a pound of cocaine with an estimated street value of $10,000.

"This seizure is just another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these illicit drugs," said Robert Perez, director of CBP's New York Field Operations.

Thompson was turned over to the Port Authority Police Department and is facing state narcotics smuggling charges.

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