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Miguel Batista Jr. was arrested Saturday at King Airport on St. Thomas after Customs and Border Protection officers found what they say was a brick of cocaine duct-taped to his torso.

ST. THOMAS — A man who tried to smuggle a kilo of cocaine strapped to his body through King Airport on St. Thomas is facing federal criminal charges, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.

Miguel Batista Jr. was arrested Saturday and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, according to court records.

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