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Cops: Woman arrested at JFK hid cocaine in girdle, underwear

Associated Press logoAssociated Press 4/21/2015
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NEW YORK — Authorities quickly found out why an arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International was so nervous: She had four 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.

Cocaine was found in the underwear and girdle of Olive Fowler, a Guyanese citizen, when she arrived at JFK in New York City. © U.S. Customs and Border Protection Cocaine was found in the underwear and girdle of Olive Fowler, a Guyanese citizen, when she arrived at JFK in New York City. 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.

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