70 Year Old Woman Arrested At JFK For Smuggling Cocaine In Her Panties

Olive Fowler arrested
A 70-year-old woman faces jail time for allegedly smuggling four pounds of cocaine in her girdle and underwear. 

Olive Fowler was caught by police at JFK airport on April 12 after taking a Caribbean Airlines flight from her hometown in Guyana, South America, to New York.

Authorities said they spotted her 'sweating profusely' and 'avoiding eye contact with officers' so they decided to pull her aside to conduct a search.

After patting her down in a private room, investigators reportedly felt a 'dense hard material' under her clothes.

Hidden packages: A 70-year-old woman faces jail time for allegedly smuggling four pounds of cocaine in her girdle and underwear (seen above) 

Hidden packages: A 70-year-old woman faces jail time for allegedly smuggling four pounds of cocaine in her girdle and underwear (seen above) 

Fowler was found to be wearing one pair of black underwear and one white girdle with white powder packed into the garments. 

The packages tested positive for cocaine. 

It's estimated the drugs found in her panties have a street value of more than $73,000. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers placed Fowler under arrest and turned her over to Homeland Security Investigations. 

Suspicious behavior: Olive Fowler was caught by police at JFK airport on April 12 after taking a Caribbean Airlines flight from her hometown in Guyana, South America, to New York 

Suspicious behavior: Olive Fowler was caught by police at JFK airport on April 12 after taking a Caribbean Airlines flight from her hometown in Guyana, South America, to New York 

She now faces federal narcotics smuggling charges in Brooklyn Federal Court..

NJ.com reports that her federal public defender, Peter Kirchheimer, declined to comment. 

Apparently the concealment method used by Fowler is commonly used by drug smugglers both female and male.

Indeed, in April 2014, inspectors at JFK found 1.8 pounds of heroin in the underwear of a man arriving from Trinidad and Tobago.   

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