Flight attendant caught with £113,000 of cocaine strapped to his legs at airport security

A flight attendant was caught with over $ 160,000 (£113,000) worth of cocaine attached to his legs by US Customs.

The man, Mr Hugh Hall, was found with four packages taped to his legs under this clothes.

He was travelling from Jamaica aboard Fly Jamaica Airways when he landed at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York.

It was then that he was caught with the packages.

Customs tested the packages which contained the white powder and confirmed it was cocaine.

In a statement released by US Customs and Border Protection, it stated: “Mr Hall was arrested for the importation of a controlled substance and was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

“Approximately 9lbs of cocaine was seized, with an approximate street value of $ 160,000.”

They confirmed that he now faces “federal narcotics smuggling charges”.

Leon Hayward, Acting Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations praised the hard work of the officers at the airport.

He stated: “This seizure is another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of illicit drugs.”

New York laws mean drug smuggling could carry jail time of up to 20 years.

This depends on the amount of cocaine and the weight of cocaine that is attempting to be carried through.

A man travelling through the US was carrying something else when he managed to slip through the system.

Last year, a flight attendant travelled from Japan to the US with over thirty bullets in his luggage.

Despite this, he ended up clearing security and brought them undetected to the flight, which is illegal in the US.

However, he wasn’t carrying a gun at the time and it was confiscated at Narita checkpoint.

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