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Commercial Pilot Smuggles 62 Packets Of Cocaine Into Bush Airport

May 27, 2014 - Commercial pilot, Stanley Rafael Hill, 49, of McKinney, Texas was hospitalized and arrested after smuggling 62 small balloon packets of cocaine in which he ingested prior to his flight. 

On Saturday, May 24, Hill, a commercial pilot rated to fly a Boeing-737 and Embraer 145, 170 and 190 regional jets boarded a commercial flight out of Colombia for Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston. The flight was a five hour flight, enroute, one of the cocaine packets broke in Hill’s stomach. 

Upon touchdown, at Bush Intercontinental Airport, Hill called 911 for medical assistance. He was transported to Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital and treated for poisoning and underwent emergency surgery. 


It was reported that Hill had boarded the flight dressed in his pilots uniform so that he could past through customs without being checked. Hill has been charged with possession of drugs with intent to deliver. 

Not only is Hill facing local criminal charges he is now facing federal charges by Homeland Security investigators. Hill’s bail has been set at $500,000, he is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday for a preliminary appearance (142979901010 - The State of Texas vs. HILL, STANLEY RAFAEL (Court 185).


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