News Americas, JAMAICA, NY, Mon. June 22, 2015: A woman arriving on a flight from Guyana is now facing narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the U.S. Eastern District Court of New York.
Alizah Zaneshia Henry, a U.S. citizen arriving from Guyana via Port of Spain, Trinidad was recently busted with cocaine in baking powder at the J.F.K. Airport in Queens, NY. CBP officers at JFK removed one of several plastic bags from her luggage that were labeled as Champion Baking Powder. But the packages each tested positive for cocaine.
The total weight of the cocaine seized was approximately 22 lbs.
Henry was arrested for the import of a controlled substance and was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.
“Cocaine is a dangerous narcotic, and CBP does its part in keeping these drugs off the streets.” said Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations. “Our officers are determined to protect the American people from these illicit substances.”