Drugs, Guns Found Disguised as Household Items in Checked Bags at JFK: TSA

Police arrested a Canadian woman Sunday at John F. Kennedy airport after two guns, hundreds of rounds of ammo and 33 pounds of marijuana were found in her checked luggage disguised as household items, the TSA says.

The arrest was made after TSA agents searching the luggage took a closer look at the items in two of the woman’s jam-packed bags, the federal agency said.

When they opened the bags, they found what appeared to be packages of baby wipes, coffee, floor dusting sheets, lemonade mix, iced tea mix, laundry tablets and cat litter. They looked inside the containers and found the drugs, guns and ammo.

TSA agents told Port Authority Police about the discovery, and the woman was arrested in the airport.

The woman, 24-year-old Nyesha McPherson of Scarborough, Ontario, was arrested on drug and weapons possession charges. Her flight was bound for Barbados, authorities said.

It’s not clear if she has an attorney.

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