Woman arrives in US from St. Lucia with cocaine in suitcase

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Authorities say two pounds of cocaine were found hidden inside the woman’s suitcase.

(NBC NEW YORK) – A woman faces drug smuggling charges after authorities say she tried to smuggle cocaine cleverly concealed in her suitcase through John F. Kennedy Airport.

Tuere Easter was stopped by Customs and Border Protection officers as she arrived from St. Lucia last weekend after a K-9 dog alerted them, the agency said.

The officers X-rayed and searched through Easter’s suitcase and discovered a white powdery substance in a hidden compartment, according to CBP, which said the powder tested positive as cocaine.

CBP said the two pounds of cocaine uncovered had a street value of more than $30,000.

Easter was arrested on drug smuggling charges and turned over to Port Authority police.

It wasn’t immediately known if she had an attorney.

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28 comments

  1. People need to realize they’ll get caught with drugs at any airport.

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  2. Wow, there we go giving the island a bad name. That's why fares are so high and no direct flight anymore. The US sometime put out fake news for political reasons. China is doing so much in St.Lucia, the US not in favor of that.

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  3. Woman departs from St Lucia arrives in US with cocaine in suitcase – can be any nationality including St Lucian. However, it suggests that St Lucia’s airport security is easily circumvented by criminals. Perhaps St Lucia needs to employ these very sensitive dogs to sniff out drugs and other contraband. But can the country afford this additional cost including advance surveillance technology?

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    • No actually they know. They just let you pass then contact your airport and wait for them to arrest you in your own country...

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  4. MAJORITY OF URLL COMMENTING IS AS DUMB AS THAT WOMAN FIRST OF ALL THEY NEVER SAID SHS A LUCIAN SECONDLY THAT NAME ISNT A LUCIAN NAME NOT BECAUSE YOU FLY FROM ST LUCIA MEANS UR A LUCIAN THAT SOUNDS WAY MORE FRENCH SO STOP BEATING URLL ASSES TALKING BOUT PPL DESTROYING OUR NAMEANYONE DOING THAT RIGHT NOW IS URLL WITH UR STUPIDITY

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  5. https://www.policearrests.com/arrests/tuere_easter_id_44602679.html

    Look at this now...Smh

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  6. She's not Lucian,she board the flight from St Lucia

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  7. What an idiot. Many people have gone before her and we're caught. What in the world made her think she would be crowned Miss Lucky.

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  8. That's no excuse...she don't read ..see an hear about those shit..now what..the bills are still gonna be there ...smart ads woman

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  9. This is JFK for goodness sake! Everyone who's landed there has witnessed on more than one occasion that they pass the dogs by everyone through the corridor as they exit the plane. What a DOPE! No pun intended.

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  10. im all for making paper...but wah my lady in your suitcase...i never somebody would be dumb enough to tru that one, they should jaik you just for being so stupid

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  11. She ain't Lucian

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  12. I always wonder how drug mules get arrested overseas for carrying drugs from St Lucia, but you never hear anyone in St Lucia get arrested for giving them the drugs to carry.

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  13. Didn't know we had K-9 dogs an the airport....

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  14. Mules are a dime a dozen.

    She probably meets the typical profile of being single, unattached or divorced, slightly to somewhat over-weight, white, low-paying white collar job, stayed at middle-scale all-inclusive in Rodney Bay, and a big line of credit back home that she wanted to pay off.

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    • That's no excuse...she don't read ..see an hear about those shit..now what..the bills are still gonna be there ...smart ads woman

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  15. if you'll don't respect our beautiful island have some respect for yourself and other people country.

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  16. The honest people never gets the visas but the bad ones get theirs I hope she goes to jail for a long time and is not treated well.its a shame

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  17. stupid woman get a JOB you thought you could beat the law, may be in st lucia not the usa hope they put you ASS in jail for a long time. GREED!!!!! SHAMING THE ISLAND!

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