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Woman Accused of Smuggling Cocaine in Hair Spray Bottles

Friday, Dec 13, 2013  |  Updated 1:15 PM EDT
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Cocaine Smuggled to JFK in Hair Spray Bottles

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A woman was arrested at Kennedy Airport after customs officers found 6 pounds of cocaine packed into hairspray and hair gel bottles, authorities said.

The woman was stopped after arriving on a flight from the Dominican Republic on Nov. 18 when officers noticed unusually heavy hair products in her baggage.

The cocaine was found in the hollowed-out bottles.

She faces narcotics smuggling charges.

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