Newark Liberty Airport bag handler convicted of narcotics trafficking

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A baggage handler at Newark Liberty International Airport has been convicted of narcotics trafficking.

Authorities say Tyrone Woolaston conspired to smuggle shipments of cocaine into the U.S.

Officials say Woolaston helped move suitcases continuing shipments of cocaine from international flights for five years.

Woolaston could face 15 years in prison.

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