NEWARK, N.J. (CBS) — A passenger is accused of trying to smuggle cocaine that was hidden within picture frames into the country.

U. S. Customs and Border Protection officials say Job Israel DeJesus Ortega, a Peruvian Citizen, arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from Peru on March 21st and presented two checked-in suitcases and a book bag for inspection.

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CBP officers conducted a physical search of his baggage, and discovered three picture frames and two paper packages.

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When searched, the picture frames revealed a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine.

In total, an estimated weight of 1 lb. of cocaine was seized with an approximate street value of $30,000.

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The suspect was turned over to the Port Authority Police Department. He faces state prosecution for narcotics smuggling charges.