Florida man charged with sneaking cocaine into OIA through candy

- A man from Miami, who flew into Orlando International Airport from Montego Bay, Jamaica, was arrested Wednesday on drug smuggling charges after authorities discovered over 4 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside hard candy. 

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents became suspicious of Johnathan Edward Cromartie, 30, when he got off his flight in Orlando. During an in-depth inspection, an x-ray of Cromartie's bag revealed a large bag inside his luggage containing dried fish and six bags of hard candy.

According to investigators, when agents examined the hard candy is when they discovered 4.3 kg of cocaine. Cromartie was arrested and charged with importing controlled substances into the United States. 

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