A 36-year-old passenger traveling to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport attempted to hide 13 pounds of cocaine inside two bowls of curry. However, his ruse was detected and he was detained before boarding the plane.
Curry is one of the most popular and delicious flavors in the world. Its strong and distinct smell is noticeable immediately and it’s most likely why one traveler thought it was the perfect cover for a cocaine smuggling attempt.
According to a News Room report, Loaknauth Persaud, a 36-year-old man from Guyana’s Parika Backdam in East Bank Essequibo was traveling from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
During the security screening process, more than 13 pounds of cocaine were discovered in Persaud’s luggage, shrouded in two bowls of curry. The cocaine had a street value of more than $30,000 US.
After further investigation, a second man was detained in regard to the incident. Manzil Ali, a 43-year-old male was also detained.
The South American country of Guyana is, according to the US State Department, a popular transit country for cocaine destined for the United States.