Report: Woman caught smuggling drugs in hair weave

Posted at 11:17 AM, Sep 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-26 11:17:01-04

According to a report posted to, the hairdos of two women who had just flown into New York City from South America prompted federal agents to conduct searches that revealed each traveler was carrying more than two pounds of cocaine sewn into her weave. That’s according to court records.

After arriving early Sunday morning on a flight from Guyana to John F. Kennedy International Airport, the women appeared fidgety and extremely nervous during routine questioning by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, the report says.

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