Thursday, May 26, 2016

Air France: two hostesses suspected of trafficking cocaine – Le Figaro

They were arrested last week after a seizure of 36 kg of drug, found broad France Wednesday TV info. They are suspected of being the “setters” of traffic between Guadeloupe and metropolitan France.

A new episode of Air Cocaine. This is also happening in the Caribbean, but is not related to the case between the Dominican Republic and French pilots. According to France Info TV, two Air France hostesses were arrested Thursday, May 19 in the framework of an investigation into drug trafficking between Guadeloupe and metropolitan France. The site, which broadcast this information on Wednesday said that 36 kilograms of cocaine and 110,000 euros were seized during a search in the Ile-de-France, the home of a member of the network. This would consist of ten people, all members of the same family. One of the hostesses was subsequently imprisoned.

According to a police source quoted by France TV Info, “all traffic occurred on Air France.” The investigation, which lasts since April 2015, has concluded that the network was supplying drugs to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. The goods were then recovered from Orly airport (Val-de-Marne). This is the brigade of the Paris narcotics following the track and stopped the supects in Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-d’Oise.

A precedent was in November 2015, shortly after the attacks in Paris 41 kilos of cocaine were seized at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, in the hold of a plane from Saint-Martin, the Caribbean island divided between a party governed by the Netherlands and one from France.

the Caribbean region is a hub of white powder traffic. Because, their geographical proximity to the three main producing countries: Peru, Colombia and Bolivia. They occur in only about 1,000 tons of cocaine per year. Of this, 200 tonnes are sent to Europe. Drug trafficking usually involves Venezuela and the Caribbean. Another route goes through Brazil and Africa, via the Cape Verde. In Europe, cocaine is sold between 35 and 50,000 euros per kilo, or between 60 and 65 euros per gram.

This case falls badly for the airline Air France. It calls into question the security and control of its aircraft, even if the explosives are marked X-ray Especially the Customs seize drugs during checks.


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