Christian Martinez was arrested after Customs found six pounds of cocaine stashed inside the soles of four pair of sneakers. Martinez was a prospect for the Tampa Bay Rays, but due to his visa being invalid Tampa Bay could not continue to work with him. The street value fo the six punds of cocaine are more than $138,000. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.
A 21-year-old major league baseball prospect was busted last week trying to smuggle more than six pounds of cocaine into JFK Airport, authorities said.
Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Christian Martinez after they found the drugs stuffed inside the soles of four pairs of sneakers after he flew in from Dominican Republic on June 29, authorities said.
Officials valued the stash at more than $138,000.
Martinez was a prospect for the Tampa Bay Rays until the team learned his visa was invalid.