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Woman Accused Of Smuggling Cocaine Inside Coffee Bags

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Sherese Lee Ann Drake was arrested at Kennedy International Airport after customs officials allegedly found $50,000 worth of
Sherese Lee Ann Drake was arrested at Kennedy International Airport after customs officials allegedly found $50,000 worth of cocaine inside coffee bags.

This isn't a good way to kickstart your morning.

Customs officials at Kennedy International Airport in New York arrested a Jamaican citizen last Wednesday for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine hidden inside coffee bags into the U.S.

Sherese Lee Ann Drake was taken into custody after getting off a flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers allege they found a plastic coffee bag containing a white powder when she presented her suitcase for inspection. Drake was then escorted to a private search room, where officials found a second bag. Both tested positive for cocaine. 

Authorities seized around 3 pounds of the narcotic -- worth more than $50,000 on the street.

"This seizure is another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of illicit drugs," Robert E. Perez, director of CBP's New York field operations, said in a press statement.

Drake was turned over to the Port Authority Police Department and will be prosecuted by the Queens District Attorney's Office on drug charges.

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