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ATLANTA — The FBI is investigating allegations that a Delta Airlines employee conspired with a former worker to smuggle aboard a flight loaded guns that were later sold illegally on the street.
Two men are accused of working together to get a total of 18 firearms past the Transportation Security Administration in a Dec. 10 incident.
An FBI affidavit states the guns were smuggled in a carry-on bag on a flight from Atlanta to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. Seven of the weapons were loaded.
It appears to be a plot that unraveled when, according to the FBI affidavit, an undercover New York officer bought a total of 129 guns, all stolen or illegally purchased in Georgia. The seller is listed as former Delta employee Mark Henry.
Henry is the one accused of transporting the guns on a Dec. 10 flight from Atlanta to New York.
The affidavit alleges that Eugene Harvey, a current Delta baggage handler at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, bypassed security with the carry-on bag.
The passenger, Mark Henry, was flying on a discounted buddy pass with those 18 guns in tow.
The two men faces charges that include trafficking, aiding and abetting, criminal sale of firearms and criminal possession.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: ladyinwaiting
You CAN'T screen employees. So the best they can do is a background check. 98% of employees are going to be trustworthy and never even sneak a sandwhich through. But no matter how good your security is an employee will ALWAYS be able to do something. There is no such thing as 100% secure.