NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities quickly found out why an arriving passenger at Kennedy Airport was so nervous: She had 4 pounds of cocaine hidden in her girdle and underwear.
Authorities said Monday that 70-year-old Olive Fowler seemed nervous when she arrived in New York from Guyana on April 12. Customs and Border Protection officers escorted her to a private room at the airport and found the cocaine while they were searching her.
Officials estimate that the drugs have a street value of more than $73,000.
Fowler is facing federal narcotics smuggling charges.
NJ.com reports that her federal public defender, Peter Kirchheimer, declined to comment.