Texas airport workers used flights to distribute meth to NC

10 airline employees busted in Dallas Fort Worth Airport drug trafficking sting

The tenth suspect had reportedly not been arrested as of Tuesday morning.

The suspects agreed to prices between $1,500 and $2,000 to move the fake methamphetamine in kilogram amounts, according to the indictments.

The first shipment occurred on September 30, 2016, when eight kilograms were sent to a Newark, New Jersey airport on American Airlines Flight 0952. The fake drugs then made their way to cities including Newark, Phoenix, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

A shipment of 13 kilograms was in the works when the operation was thwarted Monday afternoon, according to the indictment.

Nine of the defendants appeared in court Tuesday to begin what could be a long journey ahead. Seven of the arrestees work for Envoy, a subsidiary of American Airlines.

On Tuesday, 10 people who work for companies at DFW Airport were indicted for smuggling drugs after being caught in an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation operation over the span of nearly two years.

"The defendants facilitated the transport of 66 kilograms of what they believed to be methamphetamine", Nealy Cox said.

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Authorities say beginning in 2016 the group used their positions to bypass security and place the meth on flights.

Cox said this has been an ongoing investigation since 2016 and said all of the defendants were not involved with any drug gangs.

Each of the defendants faces one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a scheduled II controlled substance.

The top defendant said he would transport firearms on commercial flights but it's not clear if that actually was done.

The suspects showed "ability and willingness to smuggle plastic explosives onto airplanes", and even asserted fees as high as $5,500 to transport explosives.

No actual drugs, explosives or guns were actually transported on the flights, said US attorney Erin Nealy Cox.

The indictment charges Nelson Pabon, 47, Jean Loui Vargas-Malave, 28, Juan Camacho Melendez, aka "Kendo Kaponi" and "Anthony", 22, Ruben Benitez-Matienzo, 45, Jose Luis Gaston-Rolon, 24, Joshua Israel Pagan Zapata, 21, Domingo Villafane Martinez, III, 30, Luis Javier Collazo Rosado, aka "Luisito", 21, Michael LNU, and Cristian David Cruz-Rodriguez, 23. "This joint operation allowed us to successfully arrest ten individuals who used their positions of employment and access to compromise an aspect of airport security", said Eric K. Jackson, FBI Dallas Special Agent-In-Charge.

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