Second person arrested at 300G is from Kennedy Airport
A second man has been arrested in connection with the theft of $ 300,000 from a Florida-bound flight departing from New York's Kennedy International Airport.
Authorities took Queens resident Emmanuel Asuquo Okon, 33, into custody over the weekend, officials said Monday, according to KABC-TV.
His friend, Quincy Thorpe, 40, was arrested last week in connection with the theft last Tuesday.
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A second man has been arrested in connection with the alleged theft of a bag containing $ 300,000 that never made it on a Miami-bound Delta Airlines flight from New York last week.
The money is believed to be a shipment of eight bags on Delta Flight 1
225, prosecutors said.
Security surveillance Thorpe allegedly scanning and loading bags on the flight.
The missing money was detected when the plane landed in Florida and the arrested car was arrested.
Court documents said Okon used his domestic partner's Nissan to drive to JFK and picked up the stolen bag of cash from Thorpe.
Investigators found the car Sunday and conducted a search. An envelope containing the flight's manifest was found. Co-workers told investigators Thorpe went home the time of the theft.
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"In my mind there's a question of how is the "If there are cameras in the air, there's a problem with that," Thorpe's attorney told the station.  Okon was released from police custody on $ 80,000 bond.
Fox News reporters Melissa Leon and Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.