Flight Attendant Smuggled Heroin

Carla_Michelle_Alvarado_2013A JetBlue flight attendant smuggled heroin, shaped to resemble chocolate candy, under her uniform during a trip from Colombia to Orlando, federal agents say.

Customs officers made the discovery Friday afternoon when they began screening passengers and employees exiting a JetBlue flight from Bogota to Orlando International Airport.

According to a federal criminal complaint, Carla Michelle Alvarado told customs officers during a screening that she hid items in a garment under her flight-attendant uniform.

Officers found multiple hard oval pellets that looked like chocolate candy. But they were really about 940 grams — or just over two pounds — of heroin, the criminal complaint said.

Source: Orlando Sentinel