Guest

Drug Smuggling On Board AA!

Wed Aug 25, 1999 10:10 pm

US Federal agents have busted up a widespread smuggling ring of American Airlines ramp agents and food service employees.

They were using their security access privileges to gain access to the departing/arriving aircraft to make exchanges with couriers before the couriers encountered any security checkpoints.

So far, the sting has netted 55 arrests, mostly in Miami.

In one example, agents were able to use the ring to transport hand grenades and guns (they had been disabled by the agents first) in a briefcase with the fake cocaine used in the sting.

Check the full story here.

http://www.cnn.com/US/9908/25/airline.drug.sting.02/

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos