‘Air cocaine’: Court upholds 20-year sentences for French pilots
Santo Domingo.- The National District 1st Court Appellate on Tuesday upheld the 20-year prison sentences including those against French pilots Bruno Odos and Pascal Jean Fauret, now fugitives, in the “air cocaine” drug trafficking case.
Judges Eduardo Sanchez, Doris Pujols and Antonio Sanchez ruled for a motion by prosecutors Carmen Alardo and Milciades Guzman, to uphold a lower court’s decision.
The defense Immediately called the sentence “misguided” and vowed to appeal before the Supreme Court.
The ruling includes the defenfdants Bolivar Alberto Mercado, Carlos Espinal (El Flaco), Luis Daniel Perez, Anthony Santana, and Frenchman Nicolás Pisapia. Codefendant Alain Castany faces a separate hearing, in the case of over 600 kilos of cocaine seized in a private jet at Punta Cana Airport.
June 30, 2016
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