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18 Pounds of Cocaine Found In Powdered Custard At JFK Airport

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Guyana. During the course of a baggage inspection, CBP officers discovered eight packages of “Champion” custard powder within his luggage. Guyana. During the course of a baggage inspection, CBP officers discovered eight packages of “Champion” custard powder within his luggage.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered nearly 18 pounds of cocaine concealed among powdered custard in the suitcase of a man coming from Guyana at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

On April 22, officers stopped Godfrey Cassius who was arriving on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana. During the course of a baggage inspection, CBP officers discovered eight packages of “Champion” custard powder within his luggage. When the packages were probed, they yielded a white powder which emitted a strong chemical odor. That powder tested positive for cocaine.

Cassius, a citizen of Guyana, was arrested for the importation of a controlled substance and was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The total weight of cocaine seized was approximately 17.9 lbs.

The approximate street value of the seized narcotic is $300,000.00.

Godfrey Cassius now faces federal narcotics smuggling charges, and will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the U.S. Eastern District Court of New York.

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