International drug rings are using such social-networking sites as Facebook to communicate with their couriers and coordinate smuggling across national borders.
It's a growing trend that authorities have noticed in Asia and Africa -- and now it's hit the Big Apple.
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn indicted Luvman Allison after discovering that he allegedly used Facebook to arrange delivery of more than a kilo of heroin from overseas through JFK Airport.
The Ghanaian native communicated via Facebook and "explicitly discussed the methods he uses to covertly transport narcotics," wrote James Holt, a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.
Last month, a high-ranking official in Malaysia said that international drug syndicates were using Facebook to recruit young Malaysian women as drug mules.
By MITCHEL MADDUX
Last Updated: 3:42 AM, January 4, 2011
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Facebook a crook book for world drug trade