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Bust of Decade-Long Airline Narco-trafficking Ring Raises Questions About Security

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by Anthony L. Kimery

Thursday, 17 September 2009

‘And inside these suitcases … could just have easily been put bombs, bomb-making components …’Past and present US counterterror authorities told HSToday.us Wednesday that the arrest of 23 individuals indicted for drug trafficking who allegedly were part of a narco-smuggling ring of American Airlines employees in the US and Latin America for nearly a decade indicates serious gaps in airline security – especially employee screening and monitoring.According to the San Juan, Puerto Rico US Attorney, this drug trafficking organization – …