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EWR CO Baggage Handlers In Coke Bust  
User currently offlineIndio66 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

According to the NY Times, six CO Baggage Handlers were arrested in a cocaine smuggling operation. Apparently, they were diverting luggage coming off of international flights from South America onto the domestic belts.

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User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

I am surprised more people arent caught for this sort of thing....seems kind of easy to do if you know what your doing!

Unfortunetely, drug smugglers will always come up with a new way of doing business.

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PS: Does this mean that a few positions are going to be opening up in EWR? Where do I send my resume?



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User currently offlineAA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Huh. They must have been doing it more cheaply than the MIA AA rampers. I thought they got the contract after EAL went under...  Insane TC


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2720 times:
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This same thing also happened to SK rampies at FBU a while back. I guess they used the lav truck (yuck!).


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User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2577 times:

The amount of coke gushing into airports like JFK, EWR, MIA, LAX must be truly incredible. Of course it happens every day on a large scale... who says the airline business doesn't pay?  Big grin

User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2551 times:

so we finally figured it out how airlines survive in these hard times  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 38
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2540 times:

Are the owners of the bags in on the scheme? If so do they then have the audacity to claim that the airline lost their luggage?


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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2520 times:
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Were they actual CO employees or 3rd party contractors?


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User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4393 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Wow! 2 Avianca F/As at JFK were also caught like 2 months ago also. The drugs that gets into EWR and JFK is amazing.


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User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2329 times:
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Well this might explain why EWR is on a perpetual delay  Big grin


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User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2233 times:


Quoting Airportugal310 (reply 1):
I am surprised more people arent caught for this sort of thing....seems kind of easy to do if you know what your doing!


I am surprised that the US government hasn't done more to stop this. To me the easiest thing to do would be put dogs on the ramp during unloading of the "drug markets". Now that the US government is involved in all aspects of airport security it seems that having a couple more dogs at the high risk airports would only make sense. At least thin the amount of illegal rampers.

Quoting Atmx2000 (reply 6):
Are the owners of the bags in on the scheme?


I doubt the owner of the bag is actually on the flight. It would be coordinated by the rampers in BOG or wherever the flight is coming from. There is a reason bags and passengers are rescreened upon arrival into the US.



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