Man attempts to smuggle cocaine-filled cakes through airport

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Man Attempts to Smuggle Cocaine-Filled Cakes Through JFK

JAMAICA, Queens — A passenger was arrested after JFK airport officials found $33,000 worth of cocaine hidden inside cakes while they were searching through his luggage, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.

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Jesus Martinez Ramirez arrived at JFK from Mexico City on March 1. While his luggage was going through the x-ray machine, Customs officers spotted an "anomaly" inside the cakes, officials said.

They opened up his bag and discovered five cakes that were filled with 2 pounds of cocaine.

Ramirez was arrested and faces state narcotics smuggling charges.

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