A 64-year-old Brooklyn man was busted at the New York’s JFK Airport on Tuesday for allegedly trying to smuggle a kilo of cocaine inside fudge candy when he arrived from Trinidad and Tobago.
According to reports, Noel Llewellyn stepped off a JetBlue flight from Trinidad on Tuesday and presented his zebra-striped suitcase for inspection to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.
Inside the suitcase were four boxes of Tortuga chocolate rum fudge.
Further inspection by the officers turned up a white powdery filling that field-tested positive for cocaine, according to a complaint filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.
Llewellyn, who works for Delta Airlines, gave investigators several different stories about the contraband and his frequent travels to Trinidad and Tobago, claiming he gets discounted tickets from his employer.
He said he had packed the zebra suitcase himself, then tried to sugarcoat the story by claiming that his sister-in-law gave him the boxes of fudge to bring to the U.S., according to the complaint.
Llewellyn was released Wednesday on $100,000 bail.