DRUG ARREST – On March 20, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport stopped Yudishtir Maharaj, who was arriving on a flight from Port of Spain, Trinidad.
During the course of the inspection, CBP officers discovered three large packages of frozen meat within his luggage. When probed, the packages produced a white powder that tested positive for cocaine.
Maharaj was arrested for the importation of a controlled substance and was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations. The total weight of the cocaine seized was 7.35 lbs.
Maharaj now faces federal narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s office in the U.S. Eastern District Court of New York.