Two weeks after Customs and Border Protection agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport caught this guy with 10 pounds of cocaine affixed to his legs, investigators nabbed another would-be smuggler with narcotics taped to his lower limbs.
Mayobanex Ruiz Gomez was busted yesterday upon arrival in New York from the Dominican Republic (where he resides). After Gomez “exhibited numerous signs of nervousness” while his suitcase was being examined, he was subjected to a physical search.
As seen in the above evidence photo, agents subsequently discovered about five pounds of cocaine duct taped to Gomez’s legs. The cocaine, officials said, has an estimated street value of $83,000.
Gomez was arrested on a federal narcotics smuggling charge.