U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers in New York arrested two travelers with cocaine strapped to their body. The two men arrived on the same flight attempting to transport illegal drugs into the United States. .
On April 19, Mr. Ariel Garcia, a U.S citizen, arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and presented himself for inspection. During the search, the officers discovered packages taped to his legs. The packages contained cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $180,000. .
Meanwhile, Mr. Elvin Montilla-Sosa, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was also found with cocaine estimated street value of more than $200,000.