Two women were arrested yesterday when they attempted to smuggle almost two kilos of cocaine stuffed in their weaves through JFK Airport in New York City.
Kiana Howell and Makeeba Graham came in to New York through a Caribbean Airlines Flight 526 from Georgetown, Guyana on Sunday.
The nervous demeanor of the pair alerted airport security officers, which prompted them to search the two women. The officers discovered conspicuous bumps on their scalps, and proceeded to take them to the airport’s medical center.
The New York Post reports that health workers at the medical center found and removed 996 grams of cocaine from Howell’s weave, and another 1,046 grams from Ms. Graham’s weave.
Howell and Graham will be facing drug-smuggling charges in a Brooklyn Federal Court.