Man arrested at New York airport with cocaine bricks in Santa toys
Twenty pounds of cocaine is certainly a unique Christmas present.
An incident occurred on December 14 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, where authorities reportedly discovered bricks of cocaine concealed among Santa presents.
It was stated in the Post, using data from Homeland Security Investigations, that Adderly Santos Familia was apprehended upon his return from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
According to the article, Familia was arrested and charged with importing cocaine and possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute. He faces life in prison and a $10 million fine if convicted.
The Queens resident Familia claimed to authorities that he was in the Dominican Republic to see relatives.
During a Customs and Border Protection search, authorities allegedly discovered over nine kilogrammes of cocaine in his things, as well as more narcotics in two airline neck pillows and the inside of his bags, as reported by the Post.