Nike ‘air’ powered by heroin! $90K worth of drugs found stashed in shoes

Nike ‘air’ powered by heroin! $90K worth of drugs found stashed in shoes

A Nike shoe has multiple uses other than being just a shoe. Such was seen at the John F. Kennedy International airport when a drug mule was arrested for sneaking in $90,000 worth of heroin.

The drug mule was trying to squeeze past the security by dividing the total drug in 3 pairs of Nike Air Force 1s. However, the attempt failed and the person got busted, as reported by TMZ.

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According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the drug trafficker boarded a flight from the Dominican Republic. It was during the inspection, the unusual heavy shoes gave him away.

The amount of heroin found in the shoe reportedly amounts to three pounds and has a value of $90,000. The accused has been transferred to Homeland Security where he is due to face federal charges for smuggling.

Nike recently revealed that its Air Force 1 model will be featured with a couple of new colors. The Nike Air Force 1 Hi ’07 will be available with three colors, namely Gym Red, Black/Wolf Grey and Coastal Blue, according to

Each of the colors will be priced at $100. They will be available at Nike sportswear retailers.

People are finding more ways of smuggling cocaine or other illegal drugs nowadays than ever before. A few days earlier, a South African resident was caught smuggling 6.85 pounds of cocaine in chocolate jars, as reported by the

The amount of cocaine found is worth in the region of $40,000. The drug was stashed within chocolate jars and kept in a luggage bag. The suspect is a 28-year-old woman, who claimed to be a tourist.

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