In New York City at John F. Kennedy Airport, a Guyanese national was arrested with an odd mix of cocaine, curry and rice inside of plastic containers inside of his suitcase. The man, Oral Anthony Caines, 55, was stopped and searched by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on Wednesday when the strange combination of illegal drugs and food was discovered by an astute U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer.
What the arresting officer found was not the next delightful Martha Stewart recipe, but was, instead, containers with layers of food on top of plastic bags containing cocaine. A complaint filed in Brooklyn Federal Court stated that Caines had just arrived in New York City from Georgetown on a Caribbean Airlines flight when he was stopped and detained.
The Guyanese national told Homeland Security special agent David Schrader he had been paid $5,000 to smuggle the shipment of cocaine and curry to the Big Apple. Caines is currently being held in Brooklyn at the Metropolitan Detention Center, denied bail and awaiting a pending court date.
Written By Douglas Cobb
New York Daily News
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