Cocaine-smuggling pilot impersonator arrested in NYC

A Jamaican man was found carrying USD$85,000 worth of cocaine from Kingston, Jamaica to New York City in March 2017 and is now facing federal narcotics smuggling charges.

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NEW YORK – Mario Hudson was arrested in New York City after being found with USD$85,000 worth of cocaine in his carry on bag. Hudson had hidden 5 pounds of cocaine along the sides and bottom of his bag.

He used fake Delta airlines bag tags and a pilot’s uniform to impersonate a ‘dead-heading crew member’, heading to another airport for work.

Customs and Border Patrol staff said that they were suspicious of the bulkiness of the bag and the fake identification that Hudson had on him.

“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,”

– Leon Hayward, acting Director of Field Operations in New York for CBP

Hudson has been handed over to Homeland Security and will face narcotics smuggling charges.

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