Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Customs officers at JFK seize two women carrying six kilos of cocaine inside home-made diapers
Now that’s junk in the trunk!
Two Bronx neighbors were returning from the Dominican Republic when the feds caught the women by the seat of their pants — quite literally.
Priscilla Pena and Michelle Blassingale had just arrived at JFK aboard a JetBlue airliner from Santo Domingo when they were stopped by Customs and Border Protection officers.
A drug-sniffing dog alerted officers when it neared Pena, but the feds searched her luggage without finding any drugs, officials said.
Then the officers initiated a pat-down of the two women and discovered that each was wearing what authorities called a “diaper” filled with cocaine and rigged like a girdle around their hind quarters, officials said.
Together, the women were charged with smuggling approximately 6 1/2 kilos of cocaine.
Blassingale was held in custody by a Brooklyn federal judge, while Pena was released on $150,000 bond, records show.