Cocaine filled rum cake. (US Customs Border image)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 11, 2015: A 30-year-old Guyanese national was this week ordered held without bail by New York a magistrate judge after being busted with cocaine in two Tortuga branded rum cakes.

Romel Samuels was selected for examination Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after he stepped off a flight from Guyana, according to a complaint filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.

“When one of the cakes was cut, CPB officers discovered a white pasty substance,” Homeland Security special agent Dan Donahue stated in the criminal complaint.

The white substance tested positive for cocaine.

Samuels was carrying a duty-free bag containing the two rum cakes and told the officers that he assumed there was something illegal inside the cakes but did not think it was drugs, according to the complaint.


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