Another Man Arrested at JFK for Taping Cocaine Packages To His Legs, US Customs Says

For the second time this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say a man was arrested at JFK Airport for having packages of cocaine taped to his legs.

U.S. Customs officials say they found the packages taped to Mayobanex Ruiz Gomez's legs during a physical search.

According to CBP officials, the packages weighed approximately five pounds and had an estimated street value of more than $83,000.

CBP says a similar arrest happened on March 4, when Juan Carlos Galan Luperon, a U.S. citizen, was found with about 10 pounds of cocaine taped to his legs at JFK after a flight from Santo Domingo.

Gomez is a citizen of the Dominican Republic. He arrived at JFK on a flight from Santo Domingo.

He faces federal narcotics smuggling charges.

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