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Fort Lee man bound for DR arrested at JFK with kilo of cocaine in speaker

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 58-year-old Fort Lee man was carrying a kilo of cocaine in a stereo speaker that had been gutted and lined with lead foil when Port Authority police officers arrested him as he tried to board a flight at JFK Airport to the Dominican Republic, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned.

Transportation Security Administration workers at Terminal 4 stopped Jose Rodriguez of John Street after scanning his carry-on bag.

They summoned PAPD officers who discovered the more than two pounds of cocaine, a law enforcement source with direct knowledge of the incident told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.

Rodriguez was charged with first-degree cocaine possession.

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