December 22, 2011
Contact: SSA Henry Vinson
Phone Number: (215) 861-3474
Cocaine Smuggled In Lite Bright Toy Seized At Airport
PHILADELPHIA, PA - During two separate drug interdictions DEA Philadelphia Drug Interdiction Group 8 seized three kilograms of cocaine concealed in “Lite Brite” toys at Philadelphia International Airport. The couriers were travelling from San Juan, Puerto Rico and utilized hot mustard and sheets of bounce in an attempt to throw off Drug Canines “Vinny” and “Kirby” assigned to Trooper Ryan Trego and Det. Christine Kelliher respectively. From November to December 15, 2011 DEA Philadelphia and the DEA San Juan Airport Groups worked jointly to seized 86 kilograms of cocaine and one semi-automatic pistol at PHL during the arrest of 15 drug smugglers.