PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – These shoes were made for…smuggling cocaine?!READ MORE: Methacton Lacrosse Coach Garth Little Facing Charges After Video Captures Him Shoving Student-Athlete
According to Customs and Border Protection, a Camden woman was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday for doing just that.
CBP officers say that 25-year-old Iveliza Tuhanna Perez arrived on a flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.READ MORE: Homeowner's Body Found Following Explosions, Massive Fire In Lower Providence Township Townhouses
During a baggage examination, officers discovered that three pairs of cork wedge high heels Perez was carrying were unusually heavy and found x-ray anomalies inside the sole and heel of all six shoes.
Inside, officers found cocaine weighing more than four lbs, with an approximate street value of $140,000.
“We know that narcotics smuggling organizations employ a wide variety of creative concealment methods to transport their illicit narcotics into the United States. And so Customs and Border Protection officers must remain steadfast in our mission to intercept their deadly poison before it hurts our communities, families and friends,” said Allan Martocci, CBP Port Director for the Area Port of Philadelphia, in a release.MORE NEWS: 'Sad Day In The Rescue World': Animal Advocates Fear Proposed Legislation Would Force Dog Owners To Give Up Pets
Iveliza Tuhanna Perez was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWID) and Knowing and Intentional (K&I) Possession.