18 charged in plot to smuggle drugs through JFK
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Airline workers were charged Tuesday with helping drug traffickers smuggle heroin and cocaine through John F. Kennedy International Airport, authorities said.
Airport workers in the Dominican Republic concealed the drugs in luggage bound for New York, prosecutors said. A second group of conspirators at JFK then retrieved the packages and diverted them to a safe area before the bags were inspected.
The scheme was uncovered by U.S. customs agents, officials said.