Feds Bust Delta Airlines Drug Smuggling Ring

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Feds Bust Delta Airlines Drug Smuggling Ring

Post by thrice » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:10 pm

Feds: 10 Delta baggage handlers arrested in Detroit airport drug ring
Associated Press
Updated: 04/28/2011 01:10:24 PM CDT

DETROIT — Federal authorities say they've arrested 10 former or current baggage handlers in a major drug-smuggling investigation at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Khaalid Walls says the 10 worked for Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. He says the case involves cocaine and marijuana. In all, 12 people have been charged.

No other details have been released. The director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement is expected to attend an afternoon news conference today at a Homeland Security office near the airport in Romulus.

Delta says the employees have been suspended without pay, and additional disciplinary action could be taken pending the final outcome of the investigation.

In a statement, the carrier says it doesn't tolerate employees being "found using their position for illegal activity."

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