Friday 20 July, 2018

Fly Jamaica crew member 'busted with cocaine taped to legs'

Fly Jamaica Airways crew member Hugh Hall was reportedly caught with US$160,000 worth of cocaine taped to his legs after a flight. (PHOTO: US Customs and Border Protection)

Fly Jamaica Airways crew member Hugh Hall was reportedly caught with US$160,000 worth of cocaine taped to his legs after a flight. (PHOTO: US Customs and Border Protection)

United States federal authorities say a flight crew member arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport from Jamaica with four packages of cocaine taped to his legs.

US Customs and Border Protection said Fly Jamaica Airways crew member Hugh Hall was arrested on Saturday and they seized about nine pounds of cocaine, with a street value of about US$160,000 (J$20 million).

Hall was detained after a court appearance on Monday.

His attorney and the airline did not immediately respond to requests seeking comment on Thursday.

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