CARIBBEAN360 – A Guyanese man is now behind bars in New York after being caught with two Tortuga rum cakes filled with $70,000 worth of cocaine.
Romel Samuels, 30, was held without bail when he appeared in court earlier on Wednesday.
He was arrested the previous day, after arriving at the John F Kennedy Airport on a JetBlue flight from Guyana, when Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers selected him for examination and found the cakes.
When the cakes were cut, the officers found a white pasty substance inside that subsequently tested positive for cocaine. The cocaine weighed 1.5 kilos in total.