It looks like one flight from Jamaica to New York hit more than a few bumps when a crew member was arrested for trying to smuggle cocaine into the country. (You don’t want to know how long it took me to come up with that joke.) News of the arrest comes courtesy of a statement issued by the US Customs and Border Protection.
According to the statement, the smuggler’s flight had arrived in NYC from Montego Bay, Jamaica. The drugs were discovered during a search in a private room conducted at JFK International Airport on March 17. As per photos from the search, the Fly Jamaica Airways worker had taped nine pounds of cocaine to his legs. That’s a nor’easter worth of blow, y’all, or should I say, NOSE’EASTER. (I’m sorry.) There’s some kind of mile-high joke in this story too, but I’ll spare you. Anyway, the white stuff had an estimated street value of $160,000, or one overweight baggage fee (kidding...kinda). The man has been charged with federal narcotics smuggling.
The airline worker is of course not the first person to try and fly cocaine into the country. As it turns out, this sort of thing happens a lot more often than you might suspect. Who can forget the man you tried to bring $60,000 worth of cocaine in from Guatemala, hidden in shampoo bottles? And then, of course, there's the woman who tried to hide her cocaine in packets of custard and milk powder. When will these folks ever learn?