Woman was busted for smuggling $50K of cocaine in coffee bags at JFK
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Customs officers never know what they might find, and where. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport busted a woman entering the country Wednesday with 3 lbs. of powder cocaine hidden inside two plastic coffee bags, officials announced Thursday. Sherese Lee Ann Drake, a Jamaican citizen, was arriving from Montego Bay, […]

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A drunk and disorderly passenger at JFK Airport roughed up a cop, prosecutors say
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Flying out of JFK is often stressful, but this one man was beyond stressed. A Connecticut man was charged this week with felonious assault on a police officer and trespassing in a restricted airport area after he was denied boarding a JetBlue flight, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced. Peter M. Brant, Jr., 22, was allegedly intoxicated […]

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Southeast Queens residents will be the first to ride new high-tech MTA buses
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Queens residents will be among the first to board new state-of-the art MTA buses equipped with Wi-Fi, USB charging ports and digital information screens. Governor Andrew Cuomo and MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast announced on Tuesday the addition of 2,042 buses to the MTA transportation fleet over the next five years. The new bus fleet comes with […]

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105th Precinct Satellite in Rosedale is now a 24-hour operation
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It’s not quite a new precinct, but for many south Queens residents, it’s close enough. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced on Friday that the 105th Precinct’s Satellite office in Rosedale is stronger than ever, with a 24-hour schedule and expanded staffing. As of Feb. 23, the satellite now has an additional 18 […]

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Passenger arrived with sneakers full of heroin at JFK airport, feds say
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Yet another passenger at John F. Kennedy Airport was busted last week for trying to sneak in drugs through several pairs of sneakers. Perez Beltran, a United States citizen, flew in from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Feb. 24. During a routine inspection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered a pair of unusually heavy sneakers in his […]

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