Passenger arrested at JFK after allegedly smuggling cocaine in hair care products

December 13, 2013 10:02:15 AM PST
An arriving passenger at JFK Airport was confronted by Customs after hair care products within her bag tested positive for cocaine.

Erika Rodriguez de los Santos was arriving on a flight from the Dominican Republic in November when officers noticed five hair care products in her bag were unusually heavy.

When officers searched the containers, an oil-like substance tested positive for cocaine.

The total weight of the seized cocaine was 6.27 pounds.

Rodriguez was arrested, and faces federal narcotics smuggling charges, and will be prosecuted by the U.S. District Attorney's Office.