Weird way to start the school year for one NYC college student. Fashion Institute of Technology student discovered 10 pounds of mysterious cocaine in her luggage while moving into her dorm room in New York City. All that blow has a street value of $150,000, according to the New York Post. She just flew into the United States from Trinidad and Tobago and is believed to have been used by smugglers an “unsuspecting” drug mule, without her ever knowing it. Via the NY Post:
An FIT student who flew to the Big Apple to start a new school year arrived at her dorm in Manhattan, opened her suitcase — and discovered 10 pounds of cocaine inside, police sources said. The baffled 21-year-old made the stunning discovery after an airplane flight on Friday as she moved into the room and quickly called cops, police sources said.
“She said she had no idea how it got there,” a police source said. The freaked fashionista handed over the four packages of blow — which had a street value of $150,000, police sources said.
The woman had just flown from Trinidad and Tobago to JFK Airport — leading authorities to believe a smuggler may have planted the stash in the wrong suitcase, a Port Authority source said.
“If her story is true, that’s the most likely scenario . . . There’s no question about it,” the source said. Corrupt custom officials, baggage handlers or airport workers — in both the Caribbean and New York — may have teamed up on a scheme to use her as an unwitting drug mule, the Port Authority source said.
Cops are also weighing the possibility she was in on the crime and simply backed out, police sources said. “Maybe she was involved and got cold feet and wanted to get ahead of the story by calling police,” a law-enforcement source said.
The student has not been charged, and no arrests have been made.
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