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Airline employee caught at JFK Airport allegedly smuggling cocaine

The customs discovered the four packages with white powder, tied up to a carrier member of the crew of the legs.

(U. S. Customs and Border Protection)

An airline is a member of the crew was captured by the U. S. Customs and Border Protection allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

Last week, Fly Jamaica Airways employee Hugh Hall arrived at JFK Airport on 17 March on a flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica. Hall, a Jamaican citizen, went through a safety inspection at the New York City airport where the customs authorities found four packages of white powder taped to his legs, officials said.

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The powder reportedly tested positive for cocaine. Almost nine kilos of the illegal substance was found between the four packets. The street value was estimated at $160,000, ABC7 reports.

Hall is now facing federal narcotics smuggling charges.

Nine pounds of the substance was discovered and tested. It tested positive for cocaine.

(U. S. Customs and Border Protection)

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Acting Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations Leon Hayward was proud of the Customs findings.

“This seizure is another example of our CBP officers are ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of illegal drugs,” Hayward said, ABC7 reported.

This is not the first time that JFK Airport has caught a person attempting to smuggle cocaine by taping bags to their legs.

Almost exactly a year ago, two people were caught with 5 and 10 kilos of cocaine, respectively, tied to their legs.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

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