Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Feds Arrest 10 DL Rampers For Cocaine  
User currently offlineNWAdeicer From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 172 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 13104 times:

Looks like 10 openings in DTW:

http://www.freep.com/article/2011042...odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


I miss the Red Tail
58 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2038 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 13042 times:

Way to go. Some people would give anything for a good paying job, (better than min. wage) And these clowns screw it up.

But hey that is MHO.



Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3380 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12920 times:

... And comedians the world over rejoice at the windfall of material...


"Nothing ever happens here, " I said. "I just wait."
User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12646 times:

DL rampers can afford cocaine? Man, I'm working at the wrong airline. On my paycheck I'm doing good if I have cash to spare to buy a can of Raid to huff.

User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2986 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12562 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 3):
DL rampers can afford cocaine? Man, I'm working at the wrong airline. On my paycheck I'm doing good if I have cash to spare to buy a can of Raid to huff.


Since they were smuggling suit cases full of cocaine and weed, one would not think the ramp wages would be peanuts.
Maybe they should have checked the parking lot, rampers driving new BMW's and Mercedes could have been a clue.

Okie


User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3092 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12511 times:

I cannot believe anyone would try and this and think they could get away with it.

Courtesy: The Detroit News

Feds Arrest Delta Baggage Handlers In Drug Smuggling Probe at Metro Airport

Delta Drug Investigation

The case involves than 53 pounds of marijuana and 16 kilograms of cocaine, according to court records.

Those arrested (listed in the article) are:

Glenford Earl-Anthony Stephens
Kevin Lefloyd Jernigan
Cordell Anthony Coke
Huram Dave Josephs
Rex Mohammed Lee
Christopher Tanaka Bradley
LaDale Andre Callaway
Clifford Todd Skinner
Kelvin Bernard Atwater
Yohanis Kenyetta Watson
Floyd Lemont Adams
Cher Mya Denton

http://www.detnews.com/article/20110...g-smuggling-probe-at-Metro-Airport


User currently offlineStyle From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12114 times:

Give these 10 jobs to people that want to make an honest living. Can't feel sorry for people that break the law and use their job to do illegal things. Some people will never learn...

User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5562 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12014 times:

Quoting okie (Reply 4):

Maybe they should have checked the parking lot, rampers driving new BMW's and Mercedes could have been a clue.

Not really. I work with a lot of people that have other full-time jobs, are retired, and one who used to play in the NFL.

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 3):
DL rampers can afford cocaine?

They weren't using it, they were distributing it.


This is nothing new. Drug running has been going on like this since airlines started flying. These guys were incredibly stupid, using easily identifiable bags, and getting way too many people involved.



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlineSkyPriorityDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11925 times:

The first thing I said when I saw this was "how embarrassing!" Today, I have already had numerous friends and family members crack jokes regarding these workers and the company... these workers sicken me.

I'm also glad Delta suspended them without pay! It's likely that they'll be terminated pending the outcome and extent in which the charges are taken in court. Now let's just hope they don't hire street-thugs to replace them...

Quoting Reply 6):
Give these 10 jobs to people that want to make an honest living. Can't feel sorry for people that break the law and use their job to do illegal things. Some people will never learn...

  



Keep Climbing...
User currently offlinerduddji From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1455 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11918 times:

I always wondered where Charlie Sheen got his suitcases full of blow...


Sometimes we don't realize the good times when we're in them
User currently offlinecaptainstefan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11862 times:

Quoting rduddji (Reply 9):
I always wondered where Charlie Sheen got his suitcases full of blow...

You think he had it come all the way from DTW?



Long Live the Tulip!
User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6128 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11767 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

See? I always knew that once drugs crossed the border they weren´t beamed up across the US by Scotty of Star Trek.

Quoting SkyPriorityDTW (Reply 8):
I'm also glad Delta suspended them without pay!

Suspended without pay? Goodness Gracious! how unfair. They should be thrown in jail 10 years for each kilogram of cocaine smuggled.



MGGS
User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 11711 times:

You would have to be a complete moron to use the commerical airline system to do this, consider it is one of the most heavily guard, scruntized, and secure modes of transportation.

Send these guys & gals out to Jackson (or maybe Milan) and go find 10 new laid-off folks who would love to have the job.


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5562 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 11412 times:

Quoting SkyPriorityDTW (Reply 8):
I'm also glad Delta suspended them without pay! It's likely that they'll be terminated pending the outcome and extent in which the charges are taken in court.

They'll lose their security clearance. No SIDA = no job. They're probably waiting on the paperwork from the airport to make it official.

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 12):
You would have to be a complete moron to use the commerical airline system to do this, consider it is one of the most heavily guard, scruntized, and secure modes of transportation.

        

It's incredibly easy to do just about anything on or to an airplane. All you need is an employee with a SIDA badge. Thankfully, the ones moronic enough to want to do actual harm to an airplane have all been caught because, well, they're morons.

Jamaica is a HUGE front for drug trafficking, especially via airplanes. Like I said: these guys got caught because they were dumb about it. They made it way too easy to find their stash, and had too many people involved in it.



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlineokie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2986 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11271 times:

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 7):
Not really. I work with a lot of people that have other full-time jobs, are retired, and one who used to play in the NFL.


Actually I was trying to make a little humor out of the fact that they do not pay rampers enough money.

Okie


User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5308 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11247 times:

Quoting KarlB737 (Reply 5):
Cordell Anthony Coke

D'oh!

Reminds me of the guy named Cokayne who got arrested last year near here for... marijuana.   


User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 11217 times:

How much do they get paid? $12 an hr?
Who would have thought.


User currently offlineNed Kelly From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 9391 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 12):
You would have to be a complete moron to use the commerical airline system to do this, consider it is one of the most heavily guard, scruntized, and secure modes of transportation.

& what makes you think that this practice hasn't been going on for some time? For all we know they have probably been doing this for some time, and possibly years. They always get caught eventually, but the question is always how much got through before they got caught!

These rampers are just cannon fodder paid a few dollars for each consignment they get through. The real criminals behind this (those who finance the shipment) rarely get caught. Their supply would have been disrupted as a result of these arrests, but only temporarily.


User currently offlineCush From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 9213 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 12):
You would have to be a complete moron to use the commerical airline system to do this, consider it is one of the most heavily guard, scruntized, and secure modes of transportation.

Are you serious guy? It's one of the easiest ways to smuggle anything! Just get a SIDA badge. I've known many many airline employees that did this either for personal consumption on trips or in bulk for distribution. It's a joke. You don't go through security. On a normal day just walk from your car through a little side door with no security, hop on one of your airlines trucks that are laying around parked, and within 30 seconds you are on the tarmac and have free access to do whatever you'd like.

This is how airport rampers are able to sustain a living... Theft or Drugs. It's an unwritten "perk" of being an airline employee. As another poster has said. How can someone making $7.00 an hr drive a brand new car, listen to the flashiest iPod, and use the best new computer while taking pics with their top of the line camera... It comes with the job.

Ask American what it knows about importing cocaine on flights into MIA. Surprised we don't hear of these stories more often given employees knowing who does what...



Fly me to the moon let me play among the stars.
User currently offlineswa4life From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8999 times:

Quoting Cush (Reply 18):

Are you serious guy? It's one of the easiest ways to smuggle anything! Just get a SIDA badge. I've known many many airline employees that did this either for personal consumption on trips or in bulk for distribution. It's a joke. You don't go through security. On a normal day just walk from your car through a little side door with no security, hop on one of your airlines trucks that are laying around parked, and within 30 seconds you are on the tarmac and have free access to do whatever you'd like.

This is how airport rampers are able to sustain a living... Theft or Drugs. It's an unwritten "perk" of being an airline employee. As another poster has said. How can someone making $7.00 an hr drive a brand new car, listen to the flashiest iPod, and use the best new computer while taking pics with their top of the line camera... It comes with the job.

Ask American what it knows about importing cocaine on flights into MIA. Surprised we don't hear of these stories more often given employees knowing who does what...

Give me a BREAK!

Oh yeah, all the rampers just have their own little drug smuggling operations in order to supplement their incomes. As a long time ramp worker I can say that everything you just said is absolute garbage from top to bottom.


User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3380 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8939 times:

Quoting Cush (Reply 18):
This is how airport rampers are able to sustain a living... Theft or Drugs. It's an unwritten "perk" of being an airline employee.

You're joking, right?

Thanks for thinking so little of the thousands upon thousands of honest/hard working rampers everywhere.



"Nothing ever happens here, " I said. "I just wait."
User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5562 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8748 times:

Quoting Cush (Reply 18):

This is how airport rampers are able to sustain a living... Theft or Drugs.

Much like how bankers make a living: selling out shitty securities and mortgages and then taking houses when the people can't pay them.

See, I can generalize and stereotype too!

 



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 8643 times:

Quoting SkyPriorityDTW (Reply 8):
I'm also glad Delta suspended them without pay! It's likely that they'll be terminated pending the outcome and extent in which the charges are taken in court.

Why not just fire them outright instead of a suspension if they're just going to get fired anyway?



From the airport with love
User currently offlinepliersinsight From United States of America, joined May 2008, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 8644 times:

Quoting Cush (Reply 18):
Ask American what it knows about importing cocaine on flights into MIA. Surprised we don't hear of these stories more often given employees knowing who does what...

Why do they keep reporting negative earings each quarter then? Pack a few 757 holds full of blow and voila, instant profit!

Reporting a loss? Drug smuggling: You're doing it wrong!


User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5308 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 8612 times:

Quoting goblin211 (Reply 22):
Why not just fire them outright instead of a suspension if they're just going to get fired anyway?

Because the outcome isn't certain yet. It's possible that some of them may have been wrongly caught up in the net. DL will wait for the results of the process to ensure it's only firing the guilty.


25 Post contains images suseJ772 : Damn you beat me to it. I was thinking the same thing
26 Cush : You are talking to a former ramper for (3) different carriers so please refrain from thoughts that I think so little of everyone.... I know what ever
27 burnsie28 : Apparently its believed that they had been doing this for years. Secondly they were suspended without pay because chances are all of them are under th
28 tockeyhockey : .000000000000124 percent of all drugs in america seized! drug war is a success! in related news, the price of drugs just went up .000000000000124 perc
29 swa4life : All I can say is that I've been working ramp in Chicago for the past 15 years for a couple of different airlines and I've seen absolutely no evidence
30 bobnwa : I am fairly certain that the statements of Cush were accurate in that was the situation on the ramp in Boston during the 90's. It was that prevalent
31 nwaesc : Then stop painting with such a broad brush. *Your* experience is not indicative of the industry as a whole.
32 YULWinterSkies : Paperwork issues maybe, and as previously pointed out, they have been arrested and charged, however, it is not yet established that they are guilty.
33 MikeCT : Wouldn't they also know where he lived if there was a stamp on it? I'm don't work on the ramp or even in the industry, but I have to believe that mos
34 isitsafenow : If its going on at DTW, chances are its also elsewhere and with another carrier. Stay tuned...... ====================================================
35 seabosdca : As a traveler who usually checks bags, I feel confident saying that most rampers are honest, but that the industry has its share of bad apples. I've h
36 mayor : I was going to say the same thing. I never saw anything "widespread" and I worked at three different airports during the 33+ years I worked for DL. T
37 canoecarrier : I've thrown bags on contract and as an airline employee. The situation Cush described may have happened, but it is not as wide spread as he portrays.
38 TUSAA : That's very true, however, it can be a trigger for suspicion. Years ago they had a big bust at MIA, and one of the things they noticed were all these
39 burnsie28 : My point was they would have got canned immediately most likely not suspended.
40 Maverick623 : Sorry, bro. I'm calling BS on your story. I know exactly which airport you are referring to, and I can guarantee everyone here that your stories are
41 TUSAA : If im not mistaken, a long while back they did a story about it on Dateline or 60 Minutes, or another similar show. It was NW and it was at Boston.
42 TUSAA : Try a Google search...there's plenty of stories about it on the net.
43 nwaesc : Sadly true (mid 90's in BOS), but again an isolated incident, and not reflective on the industry as a whole.
44 mayor : I've never known DL to can someone immediately in a situation like this. They'll suspend them, give them the benefit of the doubt and IF they're foun
45 Lono : Same thing happened in DFW when DL outsourced. Cargo and mail was stolen. The post office was very upset and we lost many freight customers and those
46 contrails15 : Two main ways you get caught pulling crap like this. You get snitched out or just plan bad luck. There doesn't go a week that something doesn't get fo
47 bobnwa : It has happened to AA in MIA a few times already.
48 bobnwa : It did happen in Boston and fhe female supervisor whose body was found in the trunk was named Susan Sinkawitz. (sp). It really did happen Suggest you
49 contrails15 : It happened with AA at JFK not too long ago and the video that proved the smuggling the media got a hold of. This is nothing new, just the story of th
50 Post contains images lightsaber : Sadly, I cannot say I'm surprised there was a bust. I'm more surprised it took this long. I wonder how deep the corruption level went. I'm not saying
51 nwaesc : "Taraskiewicz"
52 bobnwa : Correct, thank you.
53 exFWAOONW : I was truly upset when the murder(s) kept their jobs(s). It was just one more (good) reason to walk away from the industry.
54 bobnwa : It was well known in Boston by those in the airline industry who the murderers were but knowing and being able to prove it wewr two different. The ca
55 Post contains links DL_Mech : A recent article: http://bostonjustice.blogspot.com/20...illed-susan-taraskiewicz-case.html
56 mayor : Any connection with the "Irish" mob and Whitey Bulger?
57 exFWAOONW : As you can imagine, that information wasn't dispersed to the hinterlands....
58 bobnwa : More of a loose connection to those with more vowels in their names. Read the article in msg #55 above
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
SQ’s A380 Number 10 Almost Ready For Delivery posted Mon Aug 17 2009 05:37:29 by N14AZ
DL Files For Seasonal Flexibility To MAO, FOR, REC posted Tue Jul 28 2009 14:10:30 by C010T3
10 SSJ-100 For Gaspromavia. posted Thu Jun 25 2009 00:57:06 by SIBILLE
DL F/a Campaign For Representation posted Fri Apr 24 2009 15:19:35 by Cdgdtw
DL ATL-FOR Questions posted Sun Dec 21 2008 00:11:18 by CVG2LGA
What Are 8-10 DL CRJs Doing At Hot Springs, Ark? posted Sat Nov 29 2008 20:33:56 by Natethegreat
CO IAH-GIG - DL Looking For More Flights To Brazil posted Wed Nov 12 2008 18:58:56 by LipeGIG
Feds Give Muskegon (MKG) Cash For Chicago Flight posted Mon Sep 8 2008 08:55:35 by Tjwgrr
Need DL Reg # For A Flight posted Mon Aug 25 2008 08:33:25 by JFK69
MSP Leader Wants Facts On DL Plans For Minnesota posted Thu Jul 31 2008 15:31:24 by KarlB737