An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport tried to bring back more than souvenirs in her suitcase.
The passenger’s luggage had just come off a flight from Port of Spain, Trinidad on Sunday when a K-9 Fenja sniffed out something suspicious inside of it, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Jerrita Baker, a United States citizen, claimed the bag and a search was conducted.
CBP officers found a white powder inside the suitcase, which tested positive for cocaine.
In total, five pounds, with an approximate street value $87,000, was seized, and Baker now faces federal narcotics smuggling charges, CBP said.