Fly Jamaica ‘condemns’ alleged actions of arrested crew member

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This photo provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Thursday, March 22, 2018, shows Fly Jamaica Airways crew member Hugh Hall as he was searched and arrested at New York’s Kennedy Airport with four packages of cocaine taped to his legs on Saturday, March 17, 2018. (Photo: AP)

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Fly Jamaica Airways says it “condemns” the alleged actions of a cabin attendant accused of taping four packages of cocaine to his legs.

US Customs and Border Protection says Hugh Hall was arrested at New York’s Kennedy Airport on Saturday when agents seized about 9 pounds of cocaine, with a street value of about $160,000.

Hall was detained after a court appearance on Monday.

The airline says in a statement that “drugs are a scourge on society.”

It also says drug smuggling and smugglers “are a bane to the aviation industry.”

Hall’s attorney has not responded to comment requests.

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