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26 charged with trafficking drugs from PR to Philly, other cities

Suspects include airport, restaurant workers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Twenty-six people have been indicted on charges of trafficking drugs at Puerto Rico's largest international airport, according to federal officials.

U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez said the drugs were smuggled aboard flights headed to New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Orlando. Among the planes targeted were those operated by American, JetBlue and Southwest airlines.

Rodriguez said the suspects include airport workers and restaurant employees.

The arrests occurred early Tuesday.

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