Airline worker busted with cocaine taped to legs

US Customs and Border Protection

An airline's crew member was caught with nine pounds of cocaine taped to his legs.

A crew member on Fly Jamaica Airways recently discovered that he could not get a leg up on US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in his attempt to transport illegal drugs into the United States.

Fly Jamaica Airways crewmember Hugh Hall was caught with US$160,000 worth of cocaine taped to his legs after a flight, according to NBC news in NY.

The powder later tested positive for cocaine. His flight had arrived from Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Hall, a Jamaican citizen, faces several federal charges in the United States.


A man was found with cocaine taped to his legs at JFK airport.

During the inspection of his suitcase, agents noticed he was expressing signs of nervousness.

Hall admitted to federal agents that the substance was cocaine. Almost nine pounds of cocaine was found within the packages, which has an approximate street value of $160,000. Tuere Easter was at the JFK airport when she was stopped by Customs and Border Protection officers. Each package had a street value of $160,000, CBP said.

A Transportation Safety Administration officer stands at a passenger security checkpoint at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, Oct. 25, 2004.

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