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    A woman arrested for possession of cocaine last week allegedly smuggled the illegal drug in her underwear, the US Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) New York field office said in a press release.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — US authorities arrested Guyanese citizen Olive Fowler on April 12 after she presented herself for inspection and “exhibited numerous signs of nervousness,” according to CBP. The cocaine was discovered within the girdle and underwear following a physical search.

    “CBP estimates that total weight of approximately four pounds of cocaine was seized, with an estimated street value of more than $73,000 according to the latest DEA [Drug Enforcement Agency] statistics,” the statement, issued on Monday, said.

    Fowler was turned over to Department of Homeland Security Investigations Office, and now faces federal narcotics smuggling charges.

    “This seizure is just another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant of these illicit drugs,” CBP New York Field Operations Director Robert Perez.

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