Cybersecdn- In a startling revelation at John F. Kennedy International Airport, a traveler was apprehended for smuggling cocaine cleverly concealed within bags of frozen shrimp. Zacharie Scott, a 22-year-old dual citizen of Guyana and the United States, was the central figure in this unusual drug trafficking attempt.
Upon arrival from Guyana, Scott was subjected to a secondary screening by the vigilant U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. Their meticulous inspection led to a shocking discovery: hidden within Scott’s two suitcases were multiple packages of jumbo shrimp, each meticulously wrapped in sealed plastic. Cutting open these packages revealed a far more sinister content – multiple bricks of cocaine. The total haul was staggering, weighing nearly 18.5 kilograms.
During the investigation, Scott confessed to the authorities that his audacious act was motivated by financial gain, expecting a payment between $5,000 and $6,000 for smuggling the drugs. Arrested on a Friday, Scott faced a judge the following morning and is currently detained, awaiting a bail hearing scheduled for Tuesday. If convicted, the gravity of his crime could lead to a prison sentence of up to 20 years, reflecting the seriousness with which drug trafficking is treated in the United States.