‘Air Cocaine’ Frenchman to seek his release on bond
Santo Domingo.- Air security expert Christophe Naudin, charged in the escape of two French pilots sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking in the case known as “Air Cocaine,” will seek his release on bond Thursday in a hearing to review his pretrial detention.
The hearing is set for 9am at the National District 1st Instruction Court, where his defense is expected to challenge his incarceration on claims that his extradition from the Egypt was illegal.
Naudin is charged with helping French pilots Pascal Jean Fauret and Bruno Odos escape while under house arrest on a conviction of drug trafficking, with more than 700 kilos of cocaine seized on a private jet as they prepared to take off from Punta Cana International Airport on March 2013.
The defendant is charged with trafficking with humans, smuggling and conspiracy.
June 1, 2016
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