ATLANTA, Ga – Five people have been sentenced for smuggling cocaine through Atlanta’s airport.

The defendants received sentences ranging from three to eight years in prison.

U.S. Attorney John Horn said Walter Lee Parker, Paul Victor Wilson, Roelisha Housley, Janai Cavitt and Kaprice Green were part of a conspiracy to distribute six kilos of cocaine they tried to smuggle through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Cavitt and Green arrived at the airport from Montego Bay, Jamaica, and were on their way to Cincinnati, Ohio. Customs agents stopped Cavitt and Green and discovered both had three kilograms of cocaine hidden in their suitcase linings. They also determined the defendants intended to deliver the cocaine to Housley and Parker in Cincinnati for $10,000.

Federal agents later determined that Wilson was the leader of the drug ring and the owner of the cocaine.

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