Airline passengers accused of hiding cocaine in their travel pillows

NEWARK — Two airline flyers face drug distribution charges after customs officers found more than 6 kilograms of cocaine sewn inside the neck pillows they were carrying at Newark Liberty International Airport, federal officials said Thursday.

Rafael Francisco Bautista Perdomo, and Brenda Alyssa Mancebo, both 20, were arrested Wednesday after they arrived on a flight from Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, according to authorities.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered approximately 3 kilograms of cocaine in each of two neck pillows, which the duo brought as carry on items on the flight, authorities said. Officers uncovered …read more

Source: Essex

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