On May 29, Karlo Oscata, a United States Citizen, flew into Newark Liberty International Airport from Lima, Peru, with several souvenirs from the South American country. Which is to be expected for international travel of the sort, but when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducted a routine search and seizure, they got more than they bargained for.
According to the agents, Oscata was found to have a bag full of Peruvian souvenirs and all of them were stuffed with Peruvian white girl a.k.a. cocaine. The inspection reportedly turned up one picture frame, six wood coasters, one glass bottle, and two jars that were unusually heavy.
After being escorted to a private search area, all the items were found to be containing a white powdery substance that eventually tested positive for cocaine. In total, an estimated weight of five pounds of cocaine with an approximate street value of $87,000 was seized. Oscata was then turned over to the Port Authority Police Department and now faces narcotics smuggling charges on the state level.
“CBP officers remain ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these dangerous drugs, regardless of the concealment methods employed by these would-be smugglers,” Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations, said in a statement.
Oscata probably should have listened to more Clipse. Check out a couple of the coke-laced Peruvian souvenirs on the next pages.
Photos: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Essex County Booking Photo