Authorities searching a man passing through John F. Kennedy International Airport found nearly two pounds of heroin -- worth more than $70,000 on the street -- in his underwear.
Officials say Bernard Charles, a Trinidad and Tobago citizen, arrived at JFK from Port of Spain, Trinidad April 1 and appeared extremely nervous as customs officials were going through his suitcase, as is routine.
Authorities took Charles to a private search room. During the search, agents found two clear packages in his underwear. The packages contained a brown paste-like substance that tested positive for heroin.
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Charles was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations. He faces federal narcotics smuggling charges.
It wasn't clear if he had an attorney.