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CBP: Woman smuggles heroin into US in packages that looked like cooked chickens

NEW YORK (WCMH) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 4.4 kilograms of heroin disguised as cooked chicken at John F. Kennedy Airport on July 15. 

According to a press release from CBP, a United States citizen landed at JFK on a flight from Mexico City. CBP baggage inspectors discovered four egg-shaped packages of heroin in the woman's luggage.

The heroin has an estimated street value of more than $300,000.

The woman, Emma Soriano, was arrested and faces federal narcotics smuggling charges. 

 


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