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The Bobster
03-21-2016, 05:12 PM
http://nypost.com/2016/03/21/flight-attendant-leaves-70-pounds-of-coke-at-tsa-checkpoint/

Flight attendant leaves 70 pounds of coke at TSA checkpoint
By Philip Messing and Chris Perez
March 21, 2016 | 7:58pm

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An unidentified flight attendant (inset) booked from a Los Angeles airport after being stopped at a checkpoint.


A skittish flight attendant heading to LaGuardia airport flew into a panic at a security gate — ditching two suitcases full of clothes, condoms and nearly 70 pounds of cocaine, before kicking off her Gucci shoes and managing to escape pursuing TSA agents.

The unidentified woman was trying to catch a red eye flight from LAX to New York at 7 p.m. Friday when she was randomly stopped at a checkpoint reserved for airline workers, according to the LAPD.

Normally, flight crews using that gate get minimal scrutiny. But the nervous drug mule got unlucky — and was randomly chosen to have her bags inspected.

Realizing she was on the brink of being busted, cops said the female flight attendant got nervous. She used her cell phone to make a call to someone, speaking in a language that the agents did not recognize as English or Spanish.

As security escorted her the front of the screening area, she finally came to the conclusion that the jig was up — and took off running, according to police.

She made it about 15 feet with her carry-on bags before ditching them — leaving behind a large cache of dope. She also abandoned her designer footwear.

“She kicked her high heels off and left her shoes and bag behind,” said Marshall McClain, of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association.

“She knew if she dropped both of them she’d be able to run away more quickly,” he explained. “She was then able to high-foot it out of the terminal, down an up escalator while barefoot, where we assume she got into a car and took off to parts unknown.”

In her bags, TSA agents found clothes, Trojan Magnum condoms and 68.49 pounds of cocaine wrapped in green saran wrap and labeled, “BIG Ranch,” cops said.

She also left behind her leather, size 8.5 Gucci shoes.

Even though the woman showed TSA agents her ID and really was a flight attendant, no one at the TSA got her name, police said. :rolleyes:

“This is a big security failure as far as I’m concerned,” McClain said. The TSA declined to comment on the incident.

Authorities told NBC Los Angeles that she was scheduled to board Flight 028 from LAX to LaGuardia on Friday night.

The Bobster
03-24-2016, 07:47 AM
http://nypost.com/2016/03/23/flight-attendant-who-left-suitcases-full-of-coke-at-airport-turns-herself-in/

Flight attendant who left suitcases full of coke at airport turns herself in
By Jamie Schram and Philip Messing
March 23, 2016 | 8:44pm | Updated

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The bundles of drugs that authorities allegedly found in the bags left behind by flight attendant Marsha Gay Reynolds.

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Marsha Gay Reynolds
Photo: Tyronne Payton


The flight attendant who dropped two suitcases full of cocaine at Los Angeles International Airport — along with her Gucci shoes — before fleeing in panic turned herself in to authorities in New York on Wednesday, sources said.

Marsha Gay Reynolds was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents, sources said.

The JetBlue flight attendant, a former beauty pageant contestant, was randomly stopped last Friday at a checkpoint for airline workers. She kicked off her Gucci heels, dropped the drugs and bolted, according to sources.

She then boarded a flight to New York and went to her Queens apartment before holing up in the Hilton Hotel near JFK Airport, the sources said.

The nearly 70 pounds of cocaine found stashed in her suitcases was estimated to be worth $2 million.

During the LAX incident, Reynolds was escorted to the front of the screening area and apparently became alarmed when she realized she’d be caught.

After walking about 15 feet with her carry-on bags, the former NYU track star threw them down and made a run for it, leaving behind the dope.

“She kicked her high heels off and left her shoes and bag behind,” said Marshall McClain of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association.

“She knew if she dropped both of them, she’d be able to run away more quickly,” he explained.

“She was then able to high-foot it out of the terminal, down an up escalator while barefoot, where we assume she got into a car and took off to parts unknown.”

In her bags, TSA agents found clothes, Trojan Magnum condoms and 68.49 pounds of cocaine wrapped in green saran wrap and labeled “BIG Ranch,” cops said.

She also left behind her leather, size-8½ Gucci shoes.

But because TSA agents did not get her name, Reynolds may have been able to board her red-eye flight to La Guardia on Friday night.

After being apprehended in New York, she was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Reynolds is listed as a member of NYU’s 2004 women’s track and field team, according to the school’s website.

She was also a runner-up in the 2007 Miss Jamaica Universe pageant, according to the Jamaica Gleaner.

Reynolds was awaiting arraignment at Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday night.