The Dominican Republic had issued an arrest warrant against Christophe Naudin for his participation in October 2015 the French pilots escape Fauret Pascal and Bruno Odos. The two men were arrested in Punta Cana on the night of March 19 to 20, 2013, while the Falcon 50 they flew was about to take off for Saint-Tropez (Var) with on board twenty-six suitcases containing 680 kg of cocaine. Sentenced to 20 years in prison by the Dominican justice for drug trafficking, they fled to France before their appeal. Their conviction has since been confirmed.
In early March, shortly after the extradition of Christophe Naudin from Egypt, an initial period of three months in prison was ordered against this expert on aviation safety 53 years. Relying risk “escape” the Dominican prosecutor had requested a year.
But the accused has appealed in May, the initial three-month period had started to run before a new examination scheduled on Monday. Moreover, the prosecution requested that the case be declared “complex,” which could help prolong the detention of Christophe Naudin up to a year.
Escorted by three police officers, the French appeared the emaciated hearing, before being extended to the Najayo prison, near the capital. He faces 10 to 15 years in prison for criminal association and smuggling of migrants. Another French, Nicolas Pisapia, was sentenced late June to 20 years in prison appeal in the same case by the Dominican justice. He appealed to the Supreme Court.
Justice has authorized Odos Bruno and Pascal Fauret, both pilots indicted in Air Cocaine, exercising again their work … but only at the controls of water-bombing aircraft.
Odos Bruno and Pascal Fauret wishing to participate may end to trials of selected water bomber pilots, their lawyer had requested a change in their judicial review in the spring that the Marseilles investigating judge in charge of the investigation refused.
Finally, the court of appeal of Aix-en-Provence ruled in their favor in a judgment delivered on June 30 “This professional project does not fear the recurrence of the offense as if it is a job in the field of aviation, it does not cover air transport of persons or goods, but the fight against fires, “the judges fall.
the decision was made after the selection tests that pilots indicted wanted to participate, but” other tests may take place in a future close, “they add.