Alleged JFK smuggler uses kitty litter, baby wipes to hide illegal stash

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- A woman allegedly tried to smuggle hundreds of rounds of ammunition and nearly 60 bricks of marijuana through a New York City airport by masquerading the illicit stash as kitty litter, baby wipes and iced tea mix, authorities said.

TSA said its officers spotted two checked suitcases at John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday packed with several cans and boxes for baby wipes, coffee, floor dusters, lemonade and iced tea mix, cat litter and laundry tablets.

But those boxes didn’t contain what was on their labels.

Instead, they were stuffed with two disassembled .40 caliber handguns, four magazines, 350 rounds of ammunition, and 58 bricks of marijuana, or about 33 pounds of the drug, the agency said.

TSA officers called in Port Authority Police which confiscated the “artfully concealed” stash and tracked down the traveler.

The unidentified woman had a Canadian passport and a ticket to Barbados, officials said. She was arrested on state charges.

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