CARIBBEAN: Jamaican posing as pilot nabbed with cocaine at JFK airport

By Jamaica Observer

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black-man-handcuffsJAMAICA OBSERVER – A Jamaican has been arrested at New York’s John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport after he was found to be in possession of five pounds of cocaine.

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said Mario Hudson, who is due to appear before the US Eastern District Court of New York later this month, was detained on March 27, posing as an airline pilot.

“Mr Hudson was dressed in what appeared to be a pilot’s uniform and claimed he was a ‘dead-heading crewmember’,” CBP said, adding that he indicated this on his arrival from Jamaica.

But during the baggage inspection, CBP said officers discovered that Hudson had what appeared to be two fraudulent Delta Airlines ID badges. The officers also noticed that the sides and bottom of the luggage appeared to be unusually thick and heavy.

CBP said Hudson was escorted to a private search room, “where his suitcase was probed, revealing a white powder that tested positive for cocaine”.

Hudson was arrested for the importation of a controlled substance and was turned over to US Homeland Security Investigations.

The cocaine had a total weight of five pounds and had a street value of US$85,000.

“This seizure demonstrates the vigilance and dedication demonstrated daily by CBP officers at JFK, in keeping these prohibited and dangerous narcotics off the streets of our communities,” said Leon Hayward, acting director, Field Operations in New York for CBP.

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  1. Giving Jamaica a bad name wow a set of greedy lazy bastards dont want to work love to show off loud and obnoxuius i understand there is a tidal wave that brought our shores beware they love to maipulate all they want is the st lucian citizenship and passport ..that drugs lord butch stewart brought a bunch if this rotten heads to the island who already own busines house and villa in rodney heights and cap estate sad sad lucis is under a spell lord release us from those demons who possess our island

  2. Jamaican again . What is wrong with these people .

  3. Err, this is your captain speaking. We have a crew member who will not be boarding today. However, he is expected to join us in 2027.

  4. Good job! Jamaicans will not stop the SH***T...greed!

  5. At least he is not St. Lucian. but quite unfortunate nonetheless.

  6. What a smart @$$


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