Man arrested with cocaine stashed in coat hangers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - A 28-year-old New Jersey man has been charged with felony drug trafficking after U.S. Customs agents at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport found cocaine stashed in wooden coat hangers.

Julio Alejandro Almonte, who lives in Union City, N.J., had
flown into Atlanta from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, en route
to New York City.

Clayton County police spokeswoman Sonja Sanchez said a set of
wooden hangers was lying on top of his clothes.

Sanchez said a second check of the hangers with an X-ray machine found they had been hollowed out and filled with a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine.

Sanchez said bond was denied and a public defender would be assigned to Almonte.

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