David Beckham arrested at New York JFK Airport on Drug charges

English former professional footballer, David Beckham was arrested at Kennedy Airport for trying to smuggle 20 kilograms of cocaine hidden in two bags of coffee inside his suitcase, authorities said Wednesday.

Customs and Border Protection police officers searched his suitcase upon suspicion and found a plastic coffee bag containing white powder, officials said.

He was taken to a private search room, where the officers found a second bag full of powder. Both tested positive for cocaine.

The estimated value of the cocaine is more than $3 million, officials said.

David Beckham was arrested and handed off to Port Authority police. He will be prosecuted by the Queens District Attorney on drug smuggling charges.

“This seizure is another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of illicit drugs,” said Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations.

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