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POLICE: Mich. man tried to smuggle cocaine through Louisville International Airport

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Leron Louis Liggins (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Leron Louis Liggins (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a Michigan man who tried to smuggle a kilogram of cocaine through Louisville International Airport.

According to an arrest citation, the incident took place on Wednesday, at 7 p.m.

Police say 28-year-old Leron Liggins was passing through the airport, when TSA officials detected a "suspicious substance" in one of his bags. His bags were flagged, and Liggins was subsequently detained by airport police.

Officials allegedly pulled one kilogram of cocaine -- wrapped in saran-wrap and towels -- from the bag. Police say they also found a large amount of cash and five cell phones, one of which is "indicative of narcotics trafficking," according to police.

Liggins was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.

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