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U. S. Customs And Border Protection In NYC Finds Heroin Concealed In Packages Of Imported Lace

Release Date: 
August 25, 2011

Heroin hidden with in lace packaging.

Jamaica, NY - Not to be confused with the old song "Leather and Lace" this is Heroin and Lace and U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers took it off the play list.

On August 23rd CBP Officers examined a shipment manifested as "Cloth lace" arriving from India.

The CBP Officers discovered the brown powder, which tested positive for Heroin.

An examination of the carton revealed 15 cloth lace packages, 12 of which were wrapped around cardboard inside plastic bags. The CBP Officers separated the cloth lace from the packages and probed the cardboard revealing a brown powder that tested positive for Heroin. The three cloth lace packages without the cardboard packing did not contain any narcotics.

An examination of the carton by officers revealed 15 cloth lace packages, 12 of which were wrapped around cardboard inside plastic bags.

New York Field Operations Director, Robert E. Perez said, "This is just the latest example of the creativity that these would be smugglers employ to import illicit narcotics into the United States; fortunately we have highly skilled and dedicated CBP officers who are determined to interrupt, interfere and intercept these illegal shipments."

A total of 329 grams (11.6 ounces) of heroin was concealed in 12 of the 15 packages;

A total of 329 grams (11.6 ounces) of heroin was concealed in 12 of the 15 packages; the street value of the heroin seized is approximately $33,000 dollars.

the street value of the heroin seized is approximately $33,000 dollars. Homeland Security Investigations was contacted and took control of the illicit narcotics pending a further investigation.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017