Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Where’s the beef? Jamaican woman caught with cocaine in patties in New York

The woman has been identified as Chantal Alecia Bedward.

The US Federal Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said its agents became suspicious when they saw what appeared to be a box of Tastee patties in Bedward's luggage after she arrived in New York on a flight from Kingston.

The agents reportedly escorted Bedward to a private search room, opened the box of purported beef patties and found 12 duct-taped packages of cocaine with a street value of US$70,000. Bedward was subsequently arrested for drug smuggling.

“This seizure demonstrates the vigilance and dedication demonstrated daily by CBP officers at JFK, in keeping these prohibited and dangerous narcotics off the streets of our communities,” said Robert E. Perez, Director of Field Operations in New York for CBP.

FEATURED PHOTO: Duct taped packages of cocaine allegedly found in what was purported to be a box of beef patties.  (U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION)

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