The 70 pellets of narcotics swallowed by Gyan Damian Morgan who was arriving on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. May 7, 2015: Another Jamaican national has been indicted on U.S. narcotics smuggling charges after being busted with cocaine at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Gyan Damian Morgan will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the U.S. Eastern District Court of New York for smuggling 70 pellets of narcotics into the United States.
U.S. Customs & Border Patrol agents said Morgan arrived on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica on April 19. During the course of the inspection, CBP officers said they noticed Morgan displaying numerous signs of nervousness.
CBP officers escorted him to a private search room to continue the examination where a personal search was conducted with negative results. During this follow up interview, CBP officers noted several inconsistencies with Morgan’s story.
. Morgan was transported to a medical facility near JFK, where he voluntarily admitted to ingesting approximately 70 pellets of narcotics. An x-ray was taken and showed foreign bodies within his stomach cavity.
Morgan was placed under arrest by CBP for the importation of narcotics into the United States and was remanded to the medical facility until all the pellets of narcotics had passed out of his system.
The total weight of cocaine seized is approximately 2 lbs. with an estimated street value of tens of thousands of dollars.