Atlanta man sentenced for smuggling cocaine from Caribbean - CBS46 News

Atlanta man sentenced for smuggling cocaine from Caribbean

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An Atlanta man was sentenced for smuggling cocaine from the Caribbean through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Lincoln E. Son, 38, was sentenced to serve 16 years, eight months in federal prison on charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States.

Son recruited Delta employees at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to pick suitcases filled with cocaine from checked baggage ramps, bypass U.S. Customs inspection, and smuggle the luggage off airport property, according to court documents.

Son was convicted of these charges on Oct. 26, 2012.

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