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AeroMexico employee among ten people arrested for cocaine trafficking

June 21, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
AeroMexico employee among ten people arrested for cocaine trafficking

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An employee of Aeroméxico Airlines along with two members of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) are among ten people arrested by the Public Ministry of Venezuela for their alleged role in the trafficking of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine.

Mexican authorities secured the seizure of over 600 kilos of cocaine stashed in eight suitcases and transported on board a flight from Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia, Venezuela to Mexico City International Airport back on June 17th, Proceso reported.

On Monday, Venezuelan officials announced charges against Robert Fermin Perez, an AeroMexico manager, along with Elkin Sources and Victor Molina, both who are sergeants with the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB).

Officials also charged Simon Malave and Evelyn Moreno, who work for an aviation safety company, along with five employees who are airport baggage handlers.

The Aeroméxico manager arrest is just the latest case in a long list of scandals that have occurred in the past several years involving the Mexican airline’s employees transporting drugs on board flights.

On August 19, 2011, a co-pilot, on board an Aeroméxico flight bound for Madrid, was arrested by the Spanish police carrying 92 kilograms of cocaine in a suitcase.

Nine months prior, Spanish police at the same airport arrested another five flight attendants on board an Aeroméxico flight from Mexico for carrying 64 kilos of cocaine concealed in their suitcase.

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