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BWI-Whyte-Cocaine-111115From CARIBBEAN360 NOVEMBER 24, 2015

MARYLAND, United States, Tuesday November 24, 2015 – United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have arrested a 31-year-old Jamaican woman for allegedly smuggling more than four ounces of cocaine inside her body.

The CBP said Camella Simone Whyte was subject to a routine secondary examination after she arrived at Baltimore Washington International Airport from Montego Bay, Jamaica earlier this month.

She consented to a medical examination during questioning, and the exam revealed foreign objects inside her body.

Whyte was induced and she passed 10 thumb-sized pellets of cocaine. The pellets weighed 4.2 ounces.

The Jamaican is the one of the latest Caribbean nationals recently caught trying to smuggle cocaine into the United States by swallowing pellets containing the illegal drug.

“Smuggling narcotics inside one’s body is dangerous. If a pellet breaches inside a courier, the result could be a very painful death,” warned Dianna Bowman, CBP’s Area Port Director for the Port of Baltimore.

On a typical day, CBP seizes 10,327 pounds of drugs at and between the US’ 328 ports of entry.

IMAGE: BWI Whyte Cocaine 111115 SOME OF THE PELLETS PASSED BY THE JAMAICAN WOMAN. (PHOTO: US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION)

For more on this story go to: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/1128289#ixzz3sc9FsBHY

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