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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Jamaican man tried to smuggle nine pounds of cocaine into U.S.


Hugh Hunt tried to smuggle the drugs on a Fly Jamaica Airways plane from Montego Bay on Saturday, authorities charge. (U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTI)
A Jamaican airline crew member tried to slip nine pounds of cocaine taped to his legs into the U.S., officials said Thursday.
Hugh Hunt, a Jamaican citizen, tried to smuggle the drugs on a Fly Jamaica Airways plane from Montego Bay on Saturday, authorities charge.
At Kennedy Airport, Customs and Border Protection officers ordered him into a private search room, where they found four packages taped to his legs, each containing cocaine worth about $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,” said Leon Hayward, Acting Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations.
Hall was arraigned on drug smuggling charges Monday in in Brooklyn Federal Court and ordered held without bail.

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