Smuggler Caught with Cocaine-Stuffed Santas at JFK Airport

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It looks like some people are still celebrating the holidays. Adderly Santos Familia was caught smuggling several bricks of cocaine into stuffed Santa toys at JFK airport after arriving from Punta Cana Dominican Republic. According to Homeland Security Investigators, it was a total of 20 lbs of cocaine.

Several other powdery drugs were also found in two airplane neck pillows as well as in the lining of his baggage, which was found during a Customs and Border Protection screening.

Santa Stuffed Cocaine

Familia, who lives in Queens, told authorities that he was visiting family in the Dominican Republic. Federal investigators went on to find nine kilos of cocaine in his belongings, according to court filings. Prosecutors went on to include a photo of a small plush Santa’s that had a mixture of stuffing and cocaine packets torn out of them.

When he was asked about the pillows, which were the first thing authorities found, the man told officers he had gotten them from his children.  According to the United Nations office on drugs and Crime, the amount of cooking seized has a street value of between $260,000 and $1 million.

Hidden Cocaine Caught

The Santa Smuggler was charged with the importation of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, which are felonies that are punishable by up to life in prison and $10 million in fines. He was released the following day on a $100,000 bond. 

Honestly, this could have gone way worse, I’m impressed. I don’t know how they do it, I always panic whenever I can’t even take off my shoes at a proper speed. I also always get scared they will flag me for keeping my face wash in my carry-on. So smuggling drugs? Yeah, that’s bold. Very bold.

Read More: Man Tries to Smuggle A LOT of Cocaine Under Toupee, Fails Miserably

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