Custom agents find heroin concealed in hair products at JFK

? Police say an alleged drug smuggler tried to use hair treatment products to sneak heroin into the country.Customs agents at John F. Kennedy International

WOODBURY - ? Police say an alleged drug smuggler tried to use hair treatment products to sneak heroin into the country.

Customs agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport say they stopped a woman who arrived from Colombia .

According to police, agents got suspicious when they noticed 38 packages of hair treatment in her bag.

Police found a little more than eight pounds of heroin hidden in the packs.The woman was arrested and faces narcotics charges.

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