|Two women were arrested for smuggling cocaine in homemade diapers at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday. (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol photo)
Two women from the Bronx have been caught smuggling six and a half kilos of cocaine hidden in homemade diapers under their pants.
Priscilla Pena and Michelle Blassingale were returning to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on a JetBlue flight from the Dominican Republic on Saturday when they were stopped by Customs and Border Protection officers.
A drug-sniffing dog alerted the officers when it came near Pena, which prompted them to search her luggage.
The New York Post reported that the officers performed a pat-down and discovered that Pena was wearing what was described as a homemade diaper “filled with cocaine and rigged like a girdle around their hind quarters.”
The two women were arrested and charged with smuggling. Blassingale was held in custody in Brooklyn, while Pena was released on a $150,000 bail.