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Flight Attendant Tried To Smuggle 70 Pounds Of Cocaine Through LAX

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A flight attendant attempted to smuggle nearly 70 pounds of cocaine in her carry-on at LAX before she realized her luggage was about to be inspected by TSA—leaving the drugs, and her Gucci shoes, behind as she bolted.CBS L.A. reports TSA found the drugs on Friday afternoon, and that the Drug Enforcement Agency has yet to release the name of airline that employed the flight attendant.

According to NBC News, the woman was pulled aside by security in Terminal 4. Authorities said she appeared nervous and "made a cellphone call in a language not recognized by officers." After she was taken to another security area where she was asked for her employee identification, she fled with her bags, before ditching them, and the Gucci shoes she was wearing, at the terminal.

"I don't believe anybody would trust a mule with that amount of dope the first time out," Marshall McClain, president of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers told the L.A. Times. "You're talking about $2 million worth of cocaine...that's pretty troubling. This is more than likely not her first time doing this."

The investigation is now under the purview of the DEA.