Two men arrested after six kilograms of cocaine found at Logan Airport

BOSTON (WHDH) - Two men are being held without bail after police found six kilograms of cocaine in their luggage at Logan Airport.

According to police, on July 2 two men arrived at Boston Logan International Airport from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

At 10:15 a.m., the first man, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, who was carrying a black rollerbag, was screened. During the screening, the bag was found to have an abnormality, police said, and the bag’s contents were removed.

Police said the empty bag was unusually heavy and screeners noted the bottom of the bag was thicker and more rigid than similar bags.

The suitcase was then brought to an x-ray machine and probed. Two rectangular plastic-wrapped packages concealed within the bag’s liner were found. The packages contained a white powder which later tested positive for cocaine.

Around 10:25 a.m., a second man, also of Allentown, who had an identical bag was screened. Police said he began showing signs of nervousness.

When the bags contents were removed, the bag was also found to have an unusually thicker bottom. Screeners then located two similar packages which also tested positive for cocaine.

The estimated weigh of cocaine of both packages is estimated to be about three kilograms each.

Both men were arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine and conspiracy to violate the drug law.

 

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