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Cops bust Jamaican woman smuggling 3 pounds of coke at JFK

This coffee will give you a real buzz.

A Jamaican woman was arrested at Kennedy Airport for trying to smuggle three pounds of cocaine hidden in two bags of coffee inside her suitcase, authorities said Friday.

Sharese Lee Ann Drake, 27, arrived at JFK Airport from Montego Bay Wednesday.

Customs and Border Protection police officers searched her suitcase and found a plastic coffee bag containing white powder, officials said.

She was taken to a private search room, where the officers found a second bag full of powder. Both tested positive for cocaine.

The estimated value of the cocaine is more than $50,000, officials said.

Drake was arrested and handed off to Port Authority police. She will be prosecuted by the Queens District Attorney on drug smuggling charges.

Drake is being held on Rikers Island on $50,000 bail.

"This seizure is another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of illicit drugs," said Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP's New York Field Operations.

grayman@nydailynews.com

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