Does this drug diaper make my butt look big?
Two woman returning to New York after a trip to the Dominican Republic were arrested after Customs and Border Protection officers at JFK airport found they were hiding more than six kilos of cocaine in what can only be described as duct tape diapers.
Michelle Blassingale and Priscilla Pena had just arrived at JFK on January 26 when drug sniffing dogs alerted CBP officers to drugs nearby.
The women’s luggage was checked, but officers found no drugs. However, they did notice Pena “appeared to be very nervous.” A pat-down was then conducted and officers found each of the women was wearing a diaper made out of duct tape. When officers cut open the diapers, 6.5 kilos of cocaine in total were discovered. The apparatuses they were wearing are said to have been “rigged like a girdle around their hindquarters.”
Blassingale said she expected to make between $9,000 and $10,000 for smuggling the cocaine
Blassingale and Pena, both of the Bronx, were arrested and charged with drug smuggling. Blassingale remains in custody, but Pena was released on $150,000 bond.