French pilots’ trial to begin
National District judge Elka Reyes has set the date of 26 May for the first hearing of a case against two French pilots, 44-year old Pascal Jean Fauret and Bruno Armand Ados, 54, as well as more than 30 military personnel and customs agents implicated in the discovery of a cargo of 700 kilos of cocaine confiscated at Punta Cana airport.
The case was originally heard in Higuey but has now been transferred to the National District with the accused having completed a year on remand in prison.
According to the case, on 20 March 2013 700 kilos of cocaine were found packed into 26 suitcases inside the airplane. Fauret and Ados have maintained they are innocent saying that as pilots they had no idea what was in the plane’s luggage.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
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