The was the motorized wheelchair that contained cocaine. Image from U.S. Customs and Border Protection New York City.

Woman tries to smuggle 27 pounds of cocaine in wheelchair

A woman just rolled her way into some trouble after officials said she tried smuggling 27 pounds of cocaine in her wheelchair. 

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Yoncela Stanley was at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sunday when a Customs and Border Protection officer noticed her wheelchair cushion was unusual and extra heavy, according to the U.S. agency’s website.

The officer opened the cushion and found a white substance that tested positive for cocaine, the border protection agency reported. 

The drugs confiscated are worth close to $500,000. Stanley faces a federal narcotics smuggling charge.

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