Drug dealers are a creative bunch. A man travelling from Trinidad was caught smuggling over seven pounds of cocaine in the frozen goat meat in his luggage at JFK Airport in New York City.
On March 20, Yudishtir Maharaj flew into JFK from Port of Spain, Trinidad, with three packages of frozen meat. “When probed, the frozen packages of meat produced a white powder that tested positive for cocaine.” All told, Maharaj allegedly packed about 7.35 pounds of blow in his meat. According to the Trinidad Express, the street value of the cocaine is between $1.2 and $1.8 million. The cooked goat meat is now worthless.
Maharaj claims he wasn’t aware that there were 7.35 pounds of cocaine inserted into the three, freezing cold hunks of cooked goat meat he was carrying in his suitcase. Nevertheless, he now faces charges from the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Eastern District Court of New York.
Unless Mr. Maharaj was a chef and that was some kobe style goat, no good can come from carrying frozen animal products in your luggage. Damn shame that the meal spoiled, too; curry goat is delicious.
Check out photos of the evidence in the gallery.
Photo: US Customs & Border Patrol