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Convicted ‘cocaine air’ pilots flee the Dominican republic and hide in France

Santo Domingo.- French pilots Pascal Jean Fauret and Bruno Odos, convicted of drug trafficking in Dominican Republic, fled to France before being sentenced.

The information was provided to outlet francetvinfo.fr by Jean Reinhart, one of their lawyers, which notes that the two pilots said they escaped because they wanted to “seek justice, medical care and see their families.”

The two pilots whose case was dubbed ´air cocaine´ by French media arrived in France on Sunday, and are currently “in a discreet place,” according to the website.

Fauret, Odos and Alain Castany were crewmembers, and an “intermediary” and the passenger Nicholas Pisapia were arrested March 19 and the night of March 20, 2013, aboard a Falcon 50 jet loaded with 680 kilos of cocaine. They were sentenced August 14 and were facing as long as 20 years in prison.

They were allowed to remain free while they appealed, but were banned from leaving the Dominican Republic.

Source: DT

Oct 26, 2015

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