Homeland Security arrests airline employee at JFK for allegedly smuggling cocaine

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Homeland Security arrests airline employee at JFK for allegedly smuggling cocaine

An airline employee is under arrest for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine from Jamaica to JFK Airport.

Authorities say Hugh Hall, a resident of Jamaica and a crewmember of Fly Jamaica Airways, tried to bring about 9 pounds of cocaine through customs over the weekend.

Hall was taken to a private search room, where officers discovered four packages taped to his legs.

The drugs are estimated to have a street value of $160,000.

He was taken into custody by Homeland Security and is facing federal narcotics smuggling charges.

Source: NY1.com

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