A Fly Jamaica flight crew member has been arrested and charged by United States Federal authorities after he was caught with over US $160,000 worth of cocaine strapped to his legs at New York’s Kennedy Airport.

On Saturday Fly Jamaica crew member Hugh Hall was detained by US Customs and Border Protection after he was found with approximately nine pounds of cocaine, with a street value of about US$160,000 (J$20 million).

Hall was remanded into custody after a court appearance on Monday.