$300,000 worth of cocaine found in drink cans at Philly airport

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A woman is facing charges after she was allegedly caught with hundreds thousands of dollars worth of cocaine at Philadelphia International Airport.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say 38-year-old Tiwanda White-Pinkton, of Upper Darby, tried to hide $300,000 worth of cocaine in ten instant chocolate drink mix cans.

Investigators say the cans, containing nearly 10 pounds of cocaine, were discovered after White-Pinkton arrived from Montego Bay, Jamaica on May 23.

"We're hopeful that this arrest sends a strong message that CBP officers in Philadelphia remain committed to intercepting illicit narcotics before it can reach our communities," said Susan Stranieri, the CBP Port Director in Philadelphia.

The CBP says it seizes more than 9,000 pounds of narcotics at and between the nation's 328 international ports of entry