An airline's crew member was caught with nine pounds of cocaine taped to his legs. The full press release below. Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Crew Member Caught by CBP at JFK with Packages of Cocaine https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/crew-member-caught-cbp-jfk-packages-cocaine Release Date: March 21, 2018 JAMAICA, N.Y. ??? An arriving crewmember discovered that he could not get a leg up on U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in his attempt to transport illegal drugs into the United States. On March 17, Mr. Hugh Hall, a citizen of Jamaica, and crew member of Fly Jamaica Airways arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport from Montego Bay, Jamaica and presented himself for inspection. Mr. Hugh was escorted to a private search room where CBP officers discovered four packages taped to his legs, all of which contained a white powder that tested positive for cocaine. Mr. Hall was arrested for the importation of a controlled substance and was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations. Approximately 9 lbs. of cocaine was seized, with an approximate street value of $160,000. ???This seizure is another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of illicit drugs,??? said Leon Hayward, Acting Director of CBP???s New York Field Operations. Mr. Hall faces federal narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney???s Office in the U.S. Eastern District Court of New York. All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty.

(CNN) - Un miembro de la tripulación de Fly Jamaica Airways ha sido arrestado por intentar contrabandear cocaína a Estados Unidos, según un comunicado de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos.

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Las drogas fueron descubiertas después de que el hombre fue escoltado a una sala de búsqueda privada en el Aeropuerto Internacional JFK en Nueva York el 17 de marzo, según el comunicado. Su vuelo había llegado desde Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Agentes federales dijeron que descubrieron cuatro paquetes pegados a sus piernas. Se incautaron 4 kilos de cocaína, con un valor en la calle de 160.000 dólares.

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Las fotos publicadas por la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos muestran al sospechoso, en su uniforme de la aerolínea, con los pantalones bajados y cinta blanca alrededor de los muslos y el tobillo.

El sospechoso ha sido acusado de narcotráfico federal y será enjuiciado por la Fiscalía de Estados Unidos.

Así se ven los paquetes que tenía en las piernas: