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SAN FRANCISCO INT’L AIRPORT (CBS SF) — A North Carolina woman was caught at San Francisco International Airport allegedly trying to smuggle nearly 11 pounds of methamphetamine into the country inside a piece of wood furniture, federal prosecutors said Friday.

Naomi Antunez, 21, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on a charge of possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Hands hold bag of crystal methamphetamine and pipe

Hands hold bag of crystal methamphetamine and pipe


Antunez was stopped at SFO on Dec. 13, 2012 as she entered the country on a commercial flight from Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials discovered the drugs in a piece of wooden furniture in her luggage.

Following her indictment on Thursday, Antunez appeared in federal court Friday morning and entered a plea of not guilty. She is next scheduled to appear in court on March 6.

If convicted, Antunez faces a potential sentence of 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine, prosecutors said.



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