10 airline employees busted in Dallas-Fort Worth Airport drug trafficking sting

A map shows when and where individuals transported fake contraband out of DFW International Airport. The map was displayed during a news conference at the Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse in Dallas. A federal grand jury has returned an indictm

A map shows when and where individuals transported fake contraband out of DFW International Airport. The map was displayed during a news conference at the Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse in Dallas. A federal grand jury has returned an indictm

The defendants were arrested Monday and will make an appearance in federal court later this week, the Justice Department said.

Undercover FBI agents busted the attempted operation by negotiating deals for the transportation of certain amounts of what the suspects thought was methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox said Tuesday. "They did this, as well as work with others they knew had positions of trust at the airport in order to transport kilograms of methamphetamine".

Authorities say beginning in 2016 the group used their positions to bypass security and place the meth on flights. The Dallas Police Department, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation and the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Police Department assisted the FBI with the investigation. American Airlines is scheduled to release earnings figures on April 26.

At least one defendant had said he would transport firearms on commercial flights.

Seven of the defendants worked for Envoy Air, a regional carrier owned by American Airlines, reports the Dallas Morning News.Two others worked for Spirit Airlines, authorities said. The fake drugs then made their way to cities including Newark, Phoenix, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE Global Telemonitoring System Sales MARKET: 2018
It has studied the Building Management System market thoroughly focusing on market size, growth opportunities, and market status. Chapter 12 , IoT in Intelligent Transportation System Research Findings and Conclusion, Appendix, methodology and data source.

Nuveen New York AMT-Free Quality Municipal Income Fund
Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. It increased, as 21 investors sold PLCE shares while 88 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes.

Second Palestinian martyred by Israeli fire in Gaza border clashes: ministry
The Israeli claim is also disputed, with most countries agreeing it should have an global status administered by the UN. They want to enter Israeli territory to harm the citizens of Israel , kidnap soldiers or attack residential areas.

No guns or explosives were shipped during the investigation, Cox said.

The Indictment, returned last week and unsealed Tuesday, charges Nelson Pabon, 47, Jean Loui Vargas-Malave, 28, Juan Camacho Melendez, aka "Kendo Kaponi" and "Anthony", 22, Ruben Benitez-Matienzo, 45, Jose Luis Gaston-Rolon, 24, Joshua Israel Pagan Zapata, 21, Domingo Villafane Martinez III, 30, Luis Javier Collazo Rosado, aka "Luisito", 21, Michael LNU, and Cristian David Cruz-Rodriguez, 23, with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance.

"At American and Envoy Air, we have an unwavering commitment to the safety and security of our customers and team members", American Airlines said in a statement released to CBS News. "Working together with federal and local law enforcement partners, we continue to prioritize efforts to help mitigate the insider threat to aviation security".

"DFW and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have a strong partnership that is focused on keeping our customers and employees safe and secure, and these arrests demonstrates how well we work together", said DFW Airport Police Chief Charles Cinquemani.

Recommended News

  • Amazon Prime Members Are Getting New Discounts at Whole Foods

    Amazon Prime Members Are Getting New Discounts at Whole Foods

    While Hetu expects a relatively high proportion of Whole Foods shoppers are Prime members, it's not clear the reverse is true. To get the deals, Prime members will need to download the Whole Foods app on their phone and input their Amazon login.
    Honor 10 Vs Huawei P20: Two phones with similar instincts

    Honor 10 Vs Huawei P20: Two phones with similar instincts

    Alternatively, users can use the Ultrasonic under-glass fingerprint sensor positioned on the front of the Honor 10. The rear camera setup can take portrait shots with shallow depth of field and also supports up to 2X optical zoom.
    Samsung Galaxy S9 has faster download speeds than the iPhone X

    Samsung Galaxy S9 has faster download speeds than the iPhone X

    Samsung has officially confirmed today that its flagship will now be available in not one but two new colors. Instead, the Gold and Red colors will be launching in Korea and China this month.
  • Best Memes of LeBron James & the Cavaliers Crushed by the Boston Celtics

    Best Memes of LeBron James & the Cavaliers Crushed by the Boston Celtics

    They set the tone early, and we weren't able to clean up our boo-boo on our lip, so we've got to be ready to go. I can see that teams overlook us because of our age, and that works to our advantage when they take us lightly.
    Scott Wagner Wins the Pennsylvania GOP Governor Primary

    Scott Wagner Wins the Pennsylvania GOP Governor Primary

    Tom Wolf , who is uncontested in his primary to seek a second term in November. "When they see us, they're coming over to us". Wagner is president and owner of York-based Penn Waste , Inc. and KBS Trucking in Thomasville.
    Barletta wins Republican nomination for US Senate

    Barletta wins Republican nomination for US Senate

    Casey is the son of a former Pennsylvania governor and is among 10 Democratic senators seeking re-election in states won by Trump. Senate was sleepier but could still play a role come November in deciding whether Republicans maintain control of the chamber.
  • Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) Holdings Cut by RiverPark Advisors LLC

    Gabalex Cap Llc has invested 4.84% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). 56,184 are owned by Mai Cap Mngmt. It has underperformed by 27.83% the S&P500. (CPRT) by 16.45% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.
    Man United made £400k more than City

    Man United made £400k more than City

    Mohamed Salah of Liverpool pose for a photo with his Premier League Golden Boot award. "I think we played fantastic football". Hoedt had another chance in the 25th minute but dragged wide at the far post following Tadic's latest set-piece delivery.
    Al Horford's Sister Tweets NSFW Message For JR Smith

    Al Horford's Sister Tweets NSFW Message For JR Smith

    The play caused a scuffle between the two teams, with Smart getting in the face of Smith before the officials broke them apart. Smith pushed Al Horford while he was up in the air as he was going for a dunk.
  • Men's Golf in Third Place at NCAA Bryan Regional

    Men's Golf in Third Place at NCAA Bryan Regional

    Fishburn, who is ranked No. 37 nationally, finished the first round strong, birdying the final two holes to end the day at -1. Tomorrow will determine the top five finishers that will advance to the NCAA Finals in Stillwater Oklahoma, from May 25-30th.
    Stan Lee Sues POW! Entertainment for $1 Billion

    Stan Lee Sues POW! Entertainment for $1 Billion

    CEO Shane Duffy and co-founder Gill Champion didn't disclose the terms of the deal to him before it closed. If someone had read the document to Lee, the suit adds, "he would not have knowingly signed it".
    Markle seeks respect for dad after report he'll skip wedding

    Markle seeks respect for dad after report he'll skip wedding

    Markle told TMZ he suffered a heart attack six days ago but checked himself out of the hospital so he could attend the wedding. He had also been expected to meet the queen , her husband and the other senior members of the Windsor family this week.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.