A 24-year-old woman was busted at John F. Kennedy Airport earlier this week for allegedly using her genitalia to smuggle in $10,000 worth of cocaine, prosecutors announced on Friday.
Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) searched Shekira Thompson, a Springfield Gardens resident, shortly after she arrived at JFK from Kingston, Jamaica. They escorted her to a private search room, where — in questioning Thompson — they learned that she had vaginally inserted a foreign object.
The officers were provided with the vaginal insert, an oval-shaped ball wrapped in masking tape that was found to contain a half-pound of cocaine, authorities said.
Thompson was taken into custody and later transferred to the Port Authority Police Department, which booked her on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance. She remains held in jail on $100,000 bond of $50,000 cash bail and is due back in court on March 9, according to court records.
“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,” CBP Director of New York Field Operations Robert E. Perez said.