Skip to comments.JetBlue Passenger Arrested At Logan After Cocaine Found In Shoes (insoles)
Posted on 09/20/2011 9:49:51 AM PDT by raccoonradio
BOSTON (CBS) State police arrested a man at Logan Airport Monday night for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine in his shoes.
Twenty-four-year-old Carlos Lanns of Hamilton, New Jersey, arrived in Boston on a JetBlue flight from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
Following a joint investigation involving US Customs and Border Protection, troopers and customs officers recovered just over two kilograms of cocaine secreted inside the insoles of various pairs of shoes in the passengers checked luggage, police said in a statement Tuesday.
State police spokesman David Procopio said the insoles were made of cocaine and were hidden inside four pairs of shoes.
Prosecutors said the cocaine has a street value of more than $200,000.
Lanns pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday in East Boston District Court.
He was ordered held on $300,000 bail. If he posts that bail, Lanns must also turn in his passport and submit to GPS monitoring
Carlos Lanns at his arrangement in E. Boston District Court
Yo’ dude, this stuff smells like my dirty stinkin’ socks.
Eeeeew, that would be some smelly blow.
So, arriving from the D.R. and the coke was in his checked luggage/ 4 pairs of shoes. D.R. security fail? Drug sniffing doggies got suspicious?
I guess he got a better lift from this than from Dr. Scholls.
I guess they were in shoes in checked luggage and I don’t know if he had been wearing the shoes often. But I’d think that the coke would poss. get a leather-y smell or what Frank Zappa once called “Stinkfoot”... Eww.
Remember this ad on TV for Dr Scholls gel air-lift insoles?
“Are you gellin’?”
“Like a felon!”
“Are you gellin’?”
“Like a felon!”
Dr Scholl’s gel insoles ad
I thought the MSM only gave out the name and photograph when it sheds a bad light on the straight white Christian male. Everyone else is referred to as ‘a person’ or ‘youth’ or an ‘immigrant’, without a picture or without a clear picture.
CBS may lose its politically correct stripes for this one!
Hey,man! They are not my shoes! This dude at the airport in the Dominican Republic asked me to wear them as a favor to him, to give them to his blind, 102 year old father waiting at the airport in the US! I had no idea there was any contraband in the shoes. I promise!
With shoes like those, it will be a long time before he walks.
And why is linking JetBlue to this criminal so important to the headline writer?
Thanks for the obscure WKRP reference. One of the funnier ones, right up there with the turkey episode.
Maybe they have a relative working for a competing airline and they can make Jet Blue look bad by making sure it got into headline...
Arthur Carlson of WKRP in Cincinnati (The Big Guy) claimed to have a monkey on his feet after using blow for foot powder.
A couple hundred grams-- maybe. If you wrap it right, it might get past the drug sniffing dogs, but two kilos? No way! Some criminals are even more stupid than they are greedy.
I've read about some of these drug smugglers stuffing coke in condoms and swallowing them. That's got to do some real irritation to the digestive system, particularly if the stomach acid erodes it enough before it exits.
Then there are the dorks who actually buy and snort crap like that which is extracted from human poo!
If I were ever inclined to get into the narcotics business, I think basement growing and refining in the 'hood would present far less risk compared to the alternatives.
Elevator insoles made of cocaine. “They really make you high!”.
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