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Authorities: $230K in cocaine captured at JFK

A security dog sniffed out 13 pounds of cocaine at JFK airport while the suspect had her bags checked.

Officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in Wednesday that K-9 Elza smelled something funny in a suitcase belonging to American citizen Tricia Ann D’Aguiar late last month.

Agents found six bags labeled as powdered milk and custard that tested positive for cocaine. The illegal haul had a street value of about $230,000.

D’Aguiar, the suspect, flew in from Georgetown, Guyana and was handcuffed at the airport soon after.

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