Wowza! Newsweek reports that an Air Jamaica crew member was arrested when he (allegedly) tried to smuggle 9 pounds of cocaine into JFK by strapping the drugs to his body. See picture below. The estimated street value of the cocaine is $160k. He now faces federal narcotics smuggling charges in the U.S.
Air Jamaica Crew Member Caught With $160k In Cocaine Strapped To His Body
An airline crewmember has been arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle in 9 pounds of cocaine through New York’s John F Kennedy Airport by strapping it to his legs.
Hugh Hall, crew member for Fly Jamaica Airways, arrived at the airport after flying in from Montego Bay, Jamaica, on March 17.
The Jamaican citizen presented himself to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers for inspection. Hall was then taken to a private room where he was searched further by CBP officers, where they discovered four packets of cocaine taped to his legs.
Authorities estimate the street value of the cocaine seized from Hall is approximately $160,000.
“This seizure is another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of illicit drugs,