And here is our winner this week of “I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer” award.
This story is so sad and yet you have to laugh that he thought he could pull it off.
Sometimes, the news is so strange that you really can’t just make this stuff up.
A passenger dressed in a pilot’s uniform and carrying fake Delta Airlines identification had five pounds of cocaine hidden in a secret compartment in his suitcase at JFK airport, authorities said.
The man, identified as Mario Hudson, was arriving from Kingston, Jamaica, and dressed in a pilot uniform when he told border officers at JFK that he was a “dead-heading crewmember,” according to authorities.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers became suspicious when Hudson allegedly showed them two fake Delta Airlines ID badges and passed a piece of luggage through security that had unusually thick and heavy sides, authorities said.
Hudson was taken to a private search room, where a white substance that later tested positive for cocaine was found hidden in his baggage, according to authorities, who said the 5 pounds of cocaine discovered have a street value of $85,000.
Hudson 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. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.
This was first reported by NBC New York.