A 24-year-old woman was caught at JFK Airport trying to smuggle $10,000 worth of cocaine into the city by hiding it in her vagina, according to police.
Shekira Thompson, a U.S. citizen born in Jamaica, was caught with a half-kilogram package of the white powder thaty is believed to be coke inserted into her vagina on Sunday while returning from a trip to Jamaica.
Customs Police snaged Thompson about 1 p.m. Sunday and brought her to a private search room where she admitted to hiding the drugs in her private area.
Robert E. Perez, Director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s New York Field Operations, hailed the bust.
“This seizure is just another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these illicit drugs,” he said.
Thompson was turned over to the Port Authority Police Department. She was charged with drug smuggling and is being held on Rikers Island in lieu of $100,000 bond.