Cocaine found in soccer balls at airport

New Jersey -- U.S. customs officers at New Jersey's Newark Liberty Airport say they found cocaine after seizing some unusually heavy soccer balls from a Peruvian man's luggage.

The four deflated balls contained a substance that tested positive as cocaine. Customs say they found the same powder inside four pairs of sandals belonging to the same man, 46-year-old Heber Razuri Leon.

It was the second drug discovery in the past week at the airport. Customs also found cocaine inside the luggage of 29-year-old Italian citizen Daniela Mastromariono. She arrived on a flight from Costa Rica.

Both travelers face federal charges.



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