‘Air cocaine’ pilots arrested in France
Paris – French pilots Pascal Fauret and Bruno Odos, who fled the Dominican Republic to avoid 20-year prison terms for cocaine trafficking have been arrested at their homes and are expected to be arraigned in court.
Fauret and Odos fled the Dominican Republic Oct. 27 despite a court ordered travel ban pending their appeal. They have denied wrongdoing, saying they did not know the private plane they had hired to fly carried 26 suitcases of cocaine.
Eric Dupond-Moretti, lawyer for Fauret, criticized how the arrests were handled.
“Another twist emerged when a lawyer for former Nicolas Sarkozy demanded clarification about reports that the judge in the French drug investigation requested the ex-president’s cell phone data,” – foxnews.com reports. It said Sarkozy, who is not linked to the trafficking, flew with the private charter company in 2013.”
Nov 2, 2015
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