$450,000 Worth of Cocaine Discovered in Woman's Wheelchair Tires at JFK Airport

11/20/2022 9:26:00 PM

The woman was traveling in a wheelchair when CBP officers interviewing her noticed that the wheels on her wheelchair were not turning.

The woman was traveling in a wheelchair when CBP officers interviewing her noticed that the wheels on her wheelchair were not turning.

A woman is facing drug smuggling charges after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized around 28 pounds of cocaine inside her wheelchair’s tires last week at John F. Kennedy International Airport. According to CBP, Emelinda Paulino De Rivas, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, arrived on a flight from Punta Cana on Thursday and was traveling in a wheelchair…

US CBP What to Know A woman is facing drug smuggling charges after U.Passengers arriving at Belfast International Airport today are being urged not to be alarmed by the 'significant presence' of emergency service vehicles.Media caption, Scot back home after Iraqi jail ordeal A Scottish engineer who spent two months in custody in Iraq has been reunited with his family.A man held in an Iraqi jail "with terrorists" over an unpaid debt has had an emotional reunion with his family back in Scotland.

S.Customs and Border Protection officers allegedly seized around 28 pounds of cocaine inside her wheelchair's tires last week at John F.The training exercise is taking place at the airport site today, November 20 between 10am and 3pm.Kennedy International Airport.An emotional reunion took place at Edinburgh Airport as his family, who campaigned for his release, met him from his flight from Istanbul.According to CBP, Emelinda Paulino De Rivas, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, arrived on a flight from Punta Cana on Thursday and was traveling in a wheelchair when CBP officers interviewed her when they allegedly noticed that the wheels on her wheelchair were not turning."Partners involved include the emergency services, airlines and ground handling partners.CBP officers subsequently X-rayed the wheelchair and noticed an anomaly in all four wheels, the agency said, adding that when CBP officers probed the four wheels, a white powder was revealed that allegedly tested positive for cocaine.He was released from prison last week, but his family said at the time the Qatari Government had not confirmed if the Interpol warrant had been removed and were scared he could be re-imprisoned if he tried to fly.

A woman is facing drug smuggling charges after U."A certain area within the terminal will be used and cordoned off to the public and airport staff will be in place to allay any concerns raised by passengers.His ordeal ended last Sunday after a campaign led by his wife and family.S.Customs and Border Protection officers seized around 28 pounds of cocaine inside her wheelchair's tires last week at John F.To sign up to our FREE newsletters, see here.Kennedy International Airport."The emotion - I didn't think I would be here any time soon.According to CBP, Emelinda Paulino De Rivas, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, arrived on a flight from Punta Cana on Thursday and was traveling in a wheelchair when CBP officers interviewing her noticed that the wheels on her wheelchair were not turning." His family revealed that an anonymous donor had given money so that Brian could pay back his debt, which paved the way for his release.

CBP officers subsequently X-rayed the wheelchair and noticed an"anomaly" in all four wheels, the agency said, adding that when CBP officers probed the four wheels, a white powder was found that allegedly tested positive for cocaine.Get New England news, weather forecasts and entertainment stories to your inbox." Scot held in Iraq over unknown Qatari conviction He thanked all those who had supported him and worked to get him freed, including Radha Stirling, founder of the Interpol and Extradition Reform (Ipex) initiative, and Douglas Chapman, the MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, who was also at the airport to greet him.Sign up for NECN newsletters.A total of 28 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $450,000 was removed from the wheels, CPB officials said.De Rivas was arrested on smuggling charges and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.Image source, PA Media His wife Kimberley and his family had been calling for the UK government to intervene in his case since last month.

It wasn't clear if she had an attorney who could comment.“CBP stands steadfast and determined in working with our partners to identify the trans-national criminal networks responsible for importing these deadly drugs into our neighborhoods.” Francis J.It took several days to organise his return.Russo, Director of CBP’s New York field operations, said.“CBP’s mission is to guard the borders and ports of entry 24/7, 365 days a year to prevent these dangerous drugs from potentially killing our family, friends, and neighbors.

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