Judge Faults U.S. for Holding Immigrant Defendants Freed on Bail


In mid-October, Keston Lett arrived at Kennedy Airport on a JetBlue flight from his home in Trinidad and Tobago. As Mr. Lett was passing through customs, a border agent caught a strong odor coming from his bag and noticed that its bottom “was unusually thick and heavy,” court papers say.

The agent tested the bag for cocaine and when the test proved positive, he opened it and found more than two kilos of the drug inside. Mr. Lett was arrested on the spot. The next day, he appeared in Federal District …read more

Source: New York Times

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