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NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.

 

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AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
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CBP at JFK Arrests Smuggler with Bottles of Cocaine

Release Date: 
October 3, 2018

JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport did not enjoy a ‘Happy Hour’ as U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized his prohibited cocktail.

JFK Cocaine in Bailey's Bottles
JFK Cocaine in Bailey's Bottles

On September 28, Mr. Akeem Rasheen Lewis, a Jamaican citizen, arrived on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica and during the examination CBP officers removed three bottles of Bailey’s liquor from a duty free bag, after discovering that the bottles appeared to be tampered with.  Mr. Lewis was escorted to a private search room where CBP officers discovered white powder wrapped in clear plastic bags within the bottles.  A total of three packages containing nine pounds of cocaine was discovered with an estimated street value of $115,000.

“This seizure demonstrates the dynamic border environment in which CBP officers operate at JFK.” said Frank Russo, Acting Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations.  “Our officers are determined to adapt and respond to these threats in an effort to protect the American people.”

CBP officers placed Mr. Akeem Rasheen Lewis under arrest and turned him over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agents for further investigation.

All defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Last modified: 
October 4, 2018