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Yet another passenger at John F. Kennedy Airport was busted last week for trying to sneak in drugs through several pairs of sneakers.

Perez Beltran, a United States citizen, flew in from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Feb. 24. During a routine inspection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered a pair of unusually heavy sneakers in his luggage. Upon further inspection, they discovered that the sneakers contained a tan powdery substance.

The powder tested positive for heroin. Two additional pairs of heroin-filled sneakers were also discovered in his luggage. The estimated street value is approximately $90,000.

“This latest seizure demonstrates the vigilance of our CBP officers and their excellence in detecting those who would try to smuggle these illegal substances,” said Robert E. Perez, director of field operations in New York.

Beltran was transferred to Homeland Security Investigations and faces federal narcotics smuggling charges.

Last Friday, the CBP announced the arrest of a Springfield Gardens woman who allegedly smuggled in a half-pound of cocaine contained within a vaginal insert.

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Tillman March 01, 2016 / 02:30AM
Only the ultra-dumb sincerely believe they can get away with something like this, and at an airport no less.
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Wilson Vivas March 03, 2016 / 18:09PM
or those who are financially desperate


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