Jan 30th, 2013 by Bilal Ali
Two ladies from the Bronx have been caught smuggling six and a half kilos of cocaine hidden in ‘diapers’ under their pants.
Returning to New York’s JFK on a JetBlue flight from the Dominican Republic, Priscilla Pena and Michelle Blassingale were relying on the cocaine girdles to give off a natural appearance.
However, Customs and Border Protection officers were alerted to the pair who had flown in from Santo Domingo when drug-sniffing dogs started to go wild.
Priscilla Pena and Michelle Blassingale were arrested at New York’s JFK after cocaine was found in constructed ‘diapers’ under their pants
Checking their luggage, but finding no trace of drugs, the officers began a pat-down of the two women and discovered the cocaine filled diapers around the ladies hind quarters.
The ladies were then read their rights and arrested and taken into custody.
The two women were traveling back into the United States after visiting the Dominican Republic
Blassingale is being held in jail by a Brooklyn federal judge and Pena has been released on a $150,000 bail bond according to the New York Post.
In October last year, a Caribbean, drug-smuggling baggage handler was hit with three life sentences for turning American Airlines into his own ‘personal narcotics shuttle service.’
Former American Airlines baggage handler Victor Bourne, 37, was found guilty last year of charges he used his access at John F. Kennedy International Airport to smuggle more than 330 pounds of cocaine from 2000 to 2009.
Alleyne had traveled to Africa before the trial began and and hired a witch doctor to put a curse on the prosecutors, according to court documents.
‘You personally exacerbated one of the nation’s greatest blights,’ U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis said at the sentencing in federal court in Brooklyn.
Bourne insisted investigators used ‘false evidence’ to frame him.