A Fly Jamaica Airways crew member has been arrested after he allegedly tried to sneak 9 pounds of cocaine into the US.
It's reported that he strapped it to his legs and strolled through customs at JFK airport in New York. He has been identified as Hugh Hall, a citizen of Jamaica.
According to US Customs and Border Protection, Mr. Hall was held on March 17 when he was caught with the cocaine which has a street value of US$160,000.Officials said he was coming from Montego Bay.
After landing at JFK, Mr. Hall exited the plane and presented himself for inspection at customs. Agents apparently noticed the drugs and called backup — prompting a full body search. Four packages, all filled with cocaine, were allegedly found taped to Mr. Hall's thighs and calves. He was arrested for the importation of a controlled substance and turned over to Homeland Security.