Shekira Thompson was caught with 1/2 lb of cocaine (pictured) smuggled inside her vagina at JFK Airport by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.
A 24-year-old woman was busted at Kennedy Airport trying to smuggle $10,000 worth of cocaine into the city — by hiding it in her vagina, officials said.
Shekira Thompson, a U.S. citizen born in Jamaica, was caught with a half-pound package of the white powder inserted into her private area on Sunday while returning from a trip to her birth country. Customs cops pulled her aside about 1 p.m. Sunday and brought her to a private search room where she admitted to hiding the drugs in the sensitive area.
Robert E. Perez, Director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's New York Field Operations, hailed the bust. "This seizure is just another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these illicit drugs," he said.
Thompson could not post a $100,000 bond and is being held at Rikers Island. Thompson was turned over to the Port Authority Police Department.
She was charged with drug smuggling and is being held on Rikers Island in lieu of $100,000 bond.