JFK Customs Officials Charge Traveler From Haiti With Cocaine Smuggling
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U.S. Customs officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport last week found 16 pounds of cocaine inside common household objects in a Haitian passenger's luggage.
On May 8, customs officers stopped Tomas Sykora and found in his luggage a bag of magic markers with white powder that tested positive for cocaine.
Sykora's luggage also contained 17 deodorant bottles, 24 nail polish bottles and six bags of buttons that contained cocaine.
Sykora was arrested for importing a controlled substance and now faces federal narcotics smuggling charges.