crimes and misdemeanors

MTA Driver Used Bus to Pick Up $3 Million Worth of Heroin

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: A crosstown bus makes its way through Union Square on December 19, 2012 in New York City. Following the recommendation of outgoing Chairman Joseph Lhota, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board approved fare and toll hikes Wednesday. The hikes, which will go into effect in March, include raising the base fare from $2.25 to $2.50, the 7-day MetroCard from $29 to $30 and the 30-day MetroCard from $104 to $112. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2012 Getty Images

Earlier this month, eight-year MTA veteran Francis Abankwa pulled his Bx2 bus up to a regular stop on the Bronx’s Grand Concourse so that Boubacar Traore — a smuggler who had arranged to give him a suitcase full of drugs from Ghana — could board, the Daily News reports. Unfortunately, Traore had already been busted by federal agents at Kennedy Airport, and the authorities were waiting to arrest both men when they arrived at Inwood’s Kingsbridge Depot at the end of the day. At least they let Abankwa finish his route.

MTA Driver Picked Up $3 Million Worth of Heroin