Florida, United States (CMC) — The United States Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) says agents at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport in Florida have intercepted a passenger who arrived on a flight from Jamaica with 54 pellets of cocaine in his stomach.
On Wednesday the CBP said “the subject was escorted to secondary inspection for further examination and CBP determined that the subject may be an internal carrier of contraband.
The passenger, whose name was not released, was taken to a medical facility where an X-ray indicated the presence of foreign substances in the abdomen.
“After five days and under medical supervision, the subject passed 54 pellets of narcotic filled balloons at the medical facility.”
The drug has an estimated value of US$30,000 and weighed nearly 1.5 pounds.
The case has been turned over to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.