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Cocaine for dessert? Drug disguised as custard in luggage

Published On: May 08 2014 08:20:57 AM CDT
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NEW YORK (WPIX) -

Why would you fly to New York City with eight bags of powdered custard?

That was a question that likely led to the arrest of a passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers reported finding nearly 18 pounds of cocaine hidden inside his luggage.

Officers arrested Godfrey Cassius when he arrived on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana.

Cassius allegedly had 17.9 lbs. of cocaine hidden in bags of "Champion" powdered flan.

The motto on the bags of Champion-brand custard read "Always a winner."

When they opened the bags, officials said, they smelled a "strong chemical odor" coming from the white powder, which later tested positive for cocaine.

The street value of the contraband custard was estimated at $300,000.

Cassius now faces federal drug smuggling charges.

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