U.S. Customs Nabs Haitian Cocaine Smugglers Who Came From St. Lucia
NEW YORK – The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) say they have detained two people, including a Haitian, on drug related charges.
CBP said that its officers had detained United States citizen, Elisabethmone Lewis and Haitian Anne Cadet, in two separate occasions earlier this month.
It said Lewis was attempting to smuggle approximately three pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $59,000 on a visit from St Lucia, while Cadet was attempting to smuggle approximately five pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $77,000.
“These seizures demonstrate our officers vigilance and daily commitment at JFK, in keeping prohibited and dangerous narcotics off the streets and out of our communities,” said Robert E Perez, CBP Director, Field Operations in New York.
CBP said the smugglers now face federal narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District Court of New York.