Fake Delta Pilot Smuggles Cocaine at New York’s JFK


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An alleged cocaine smuggler dressed up and pretended to be a Delta Air Lines pilot coming back from Kingston, Jamaica when he arrived at New York’s JFK with over five pounds of cocaine. Not only as he dressed up as a pilot, he had a fake pilot suitcase and fake Delta ID’s.

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Per NBC New York,

An alleged drug smuggler was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport last week while pretending to be a pilot for Delta Airlines, authorities said.

The man, identified as Mario Hudson, was arriving from Kingston, Jamaica, and dressed in a pilot uniform when he told border officers at JFK that he was a “dead-heading crewmember,” according to authorities.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers became suspicious when Hudson allegedly showed them two fake Delta Airlines ID badges and passed a piece of luggage through security that had unusually thick and heavy sides, authorities said.

Hudson was taken to a private search room, where a white substance that later tested positive for cocaine was found hidden in his baggage, according to authorities, who said the 5 pounds of cocaine discovered have a street value of $85,000.

Props to the U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers for catching this man with his fake ID, and then examining his luggage and stopping his scheme.

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