Howard CohenSat, February 20, 2021, 10:14 AM
A drug bust at Miami International Airport had a decidedly Florida flavor.
One clue: the brown and beige sandals were rather heavy for such a simple looking pair.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, a man traveling from Jamaica tried to smuggle more than a pound of cocaine inside a pair of sandals.
On Friday, officers said they found a white powdery substance and a tiny drug balloon, or pellet, concealed in the casual footwear during a baggage inspection. The items weighed about 1.3 pounds and field tested positive for cocaine.
They also discovered that he swallowed more than two dozen pellets filled with cocaine.
Debris from a US passenger jet fell onto Denver suburbs during an emergency landing on Saturday, with one very large piece narrowly missing a home.
The United Airlines flight was bound for Honolulu when it suffered a right engine failure shortly after take off from Denver International Airport.
Large pieces of debris could be seen falling from the sky in Broomfield, a suburb north of Denver, before the aircraft was able to return safely to the airport.
Remarkably, nobody aboard or on the ground was reported injured, Broomfield Police Department said.
(CNN) — The Transportation Security Administration is working to hire more than 6,000 airport security screening officers ahead of the traditionally busy summer travel season.The agency said in a news release that it was expecting a seasonal increase in the number of air travelers in the coming months and that more people will be flying as Covid-19 vaccinations become more widespread.
Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAYFri, February 19, 2021, 7:09 AM
Memphis International Airport canceled all flights for Friday, though it wasn’t because of an icy airfield.
“The airport has experienced low pressure periodically this week, but levels dropped Thursday night to the point that passenger operations were no longer feasible,” officials said in a press release. “As a result, the airport is closed to incoming and outgoing passenger flights on Friday, Feb 19. Cargo operations remain unaffected.”
They added, “The terminal will remain closed until water pressure has been restored to acceptable operational levels,” explaining that “the airport requires a significant water supply for restrooms, operations, food and beverage, and the airlines.”
Caroline Davies – Transport correspondent, BBC News
Quarantine hotels in the UK opened to their first guests on Monday, but some guests staying in them have expressed concerns about their safety, the cost and whether the system works.
Everyone who has visited or transited through 33 countries on the UK’s “red list” who arrive in England must stay 11 nights in a quarantine hotel.
One guest said it was “like prison”.
People travelling from red list countries to Wales and Northern Ireland will be required to book and pay for quarantine in England.