NYC baggage handler gets life in prison

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    USA Today: Baggage handler at NYC airport gets life in prison (Oct 17 2012)

    The testimony at a federal drug trafficking trial was chilling: Jurors heard how bribed baggage handlers at John F. Kennedy International Airport concealed cocaine on commercial jets inside sensitive wing assembly compartments.

    Saying the tactic risked the lives of passengers, a federal judge sentenced the convicted leader of the drug ring on Tuesday to life in prison.
  2. yautjalady

    yautjalady Original Member

    If they can sneak drugs onto/into the aircraft, they can hide W.E.I. in there as well.

    So much for the screening of passengers and crew making things 'safer'.

    (Reason #366 not to fly)
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  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    And in that location it wouldn't take much to do major damage. Smoldering underwear that can be extinguished in the passenger cabin could have fatal consequence in that location.

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