A 21-year-old woman was arrested in the US for attempting to smuggle three pounds of cocaine hidden inside the sole of seven pairs of shoes, custom officials said on Tuesday.
The woman, who was coming from Jamaica, was arrested at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after a white powdery substance on the soles of the shoes tested positive for cocaine.
“Smugglers go through great lengths to conceal drugs from our officers,” Paula Rivera, CBP Port Director for the Area Port of Atlanta said in a press release.
“Narcotics interdiction remains a priority CBP enforcement mission, one that we take very seriously.”
The officials also said that the estimated street value of the cocaine is about $40,000.
Earlier, also smugglers have tried to hide drugs in the shoes’ soles.
In images shared by Custom Border Protection, the sole of the shoes, ranging from sneakers to sandals can be seen.