Both were held on Caribbean Airlines flights entering John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
The first Trinidadian was held with cocaine hidden in frozen goat meat in his suitcase while the other had it concealed in his pants crotch.
According to court documents, on March 20 officers examined a black suitcase and a laptop bag belonging to Yudistir Maharaj.
They found three packages in the suitcase, which contained frozen cooked goat meat.
When X-rayed the packages revealed a square-like object inside of each one.
The officers drilled into the packages and discovered a powdery, white substance, which later tested positive for the presence of cocaine, with a street value of $1.2 million to $1.8 million.
Four days after that incident, another Trinidadian, Alister King, was stopped for a routine search, and appeared nervous.
King was given a full body search and “a bulky item was discovered in his groin area”.
Officers later found three packages containing a white, powdery substance which was later tested and found to be cocaine.
The three packages weighed some 536.9 grammes, just over a kilogramme with a street va¬lue of $400,000 to $600,000.
King told the US authorities he was supposed to be paid 30 per cent of the proceeds after the cocaine was sold.
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