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Woman Accused of Smuggling Cocaine Into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

A woman faces federal drug charges after authorities say she swallowed 68 cocaine pellets before flying from Jamaica to Fort Lauderdale.

Court documents show 30-year-old Venesya Oldacre was arrested Aug. 31 when she arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. There she was interviewed by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents.

The Sun Sentinel reports Oldacre told agents she planned to go to a Red Roof Inn in Fort Lauderdale and pass the pellets. Once she ``delivered'' the pellets, she was to receive $3,000. Instead she was taken to a hospital where she excreted pellets containing 1.5 pounds of cocaine.

She's charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and remains in jail.

Attorney Phillip Horowitz didn't immediately return a phone call to The Associated Press.

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