By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, BALTIMORE, MD, Fri. Nov. 20, 2015: A 31-year-old Jamaican woman will face prosecution in Maryland for allegedly smuggling more than four ounces of cocaine into the U.S. inside her body.
Camella Simone Whyte was busted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Baltimore Washington International Airport recently, US CBP said.
Whyte was requested to do a routine secondary examination after she arrived from Montego Bay, Jamaica. During the medical examination it was revealed that there were foreign objects inside her body. Whyte was given a laxative and she passed 10 thumb-sized pellets. The pellets contained a white, powdery substance that field-tested positive for cocaine. The pellet’s total weighed measured about 120 grams or 4.2 ounces.
CBP paroled Whyte into the U.S. so that she can be prosecuted by the Anne Arundel County, Md., State’s Attorney’s Office.
“Smuggling narcotics inside one’s body is dangerous. If a pellet breaches inside a courier, the result could be a very painful death,” said Dianna Bowman, CBP’s Area Port Director for the Port of Baltimore. “Narcotics interdiction remains an enforcement priority for Customs and Border Protection, and a mission that we take very seriously.”