Man busted for drug smuggling had cocaine in his underwear

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Cocaine in underwear
A Jamaican man faces drug smuggling charges after customs agents found cocaine in his underwear.
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NEW YORK (KTRK) -- There was a package in his underpants -- according to U.S. Customs agents.

Authorities report busting a man, identified as Romario Lewis, at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, after finding a pound of cocaine in his skivvies.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say the Jamaican citizen arrived on a flight from Kingston and looked nervous. Authorities say they found two packets of coke in his underwear.

CNN reports the cocaine has an estimated street value of $19,000.

He now faces federal drug smuggling charges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.