BALTIMORE, Md. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Jamaican woman for allegedly smuggling more than four ounces of cocaine inside her body to Baltimore Washington International Airport.
After arriving from Jamaica on November 11, officers referred Camella Simone Whyte, 31, to a routine secondary exam, which revealed the presence of foreign objects inside her body, authorities said.
Whyte was induced and she passed 10 thumb-sized pellets. The pellets contained a white, powdery substance that field-tested positive for cocaine, officials said. The total weight of the pellets measured 4.2 ounces.
“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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection paroled Whyte into the U.S. so that she can be prosecuted in Anne Arundel County, Md.