Officers find cocaine in powdered custard

JAMAICA, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport found nearly 18 pounds of cocaine concealed among powdered custard in the suitcase of a passenger from Guyana.

CBP officers arrested Godfrey Cassius last month after discovering eight packages of “Champion” custard powder in his luggage, according to the CBP. The powder tested positive for cocaine.

Cassius, a citizen of Guyana, was arrested for the importation of a controlled substance and was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

The cocaine seized weighed approximately 17.9 pounds and had an estimated street value of $300,000.00. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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