Pour one out today for lots of cocaine, as seven pounds of it is no longer hitting the market after being seized by U.S. Customs.
A Trinidadian man, Yudishtir Maharaj, was detained at JFK on March 20th, when the frozen goat meat he was carrying into the U.S. was deemed suspicious. Upon cutting open the meat, authorities found packages containing a white powder which tested positive for cocaine.
The drugs have a street value of between 1.2 and 1.8 million dollars.
Call me crazy, but if you are going to smuggle something into America, wouldn’t you not use food? Isn’t that mentioned on the customs sheet you get on the plane? Sure, Trinidadians love goat, but still. Enough to personally import it? Silly smugglers.
[Via Gothamist; Image via U.S. Customs and Broder Patrol]