Homeland Security arrests airline employee at JFK for allegedly smuggling cocaine
By Spectrum News NY1 |
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.