Jamaican Man Admits Smuggling 2.8 Kilos of Cocaine through NJ Airport
A man from Jamaica is facing up to 40 years in prison and $5 million in fines after admitting that he smuggled around 2.8 kilograms of cocaine into the United States through Newark Liberty International Airport.
Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig says 38-year-old Perez Omar Gibbs of Trelawny, Jamaica, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of importation of controlled substances.
Authorities say Gibbs arrived at Newark Liberty Airport aboard a flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica. Law enforcement officers discovered that Gibbs was carrying around 2.8 kilograms of cocaine concealed inside two bags of coffee and four picture frames.
Jamaica Observer reports the drugs were found on January 9th.
Honig credited special agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the investigation that lead to today’s guilty plea.
Sentencing is scheduled for October 20th.