‘Air cocaine’ passenger sentenced to 20 years in prison
Santo Domingo.- One of the French nationals sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking on Monday acknowledged that Dominican justice and the people were offended by the two pilots from his country who escaped last year, in the case French media dubbed “Air cocaine.”
Nicolas Pisapia tearfully told the National District Appellate Court that the he knows that he will have to bear any consequences as the result of the plot that led to the escape of Pascal Fauret and Bruno Odos, but hopes the judges recognize his innocence.
He said he was in the plane seized at Punta Cana Airport with 700 kilos of cocaine by chance, since he’s a realtor and didn’t pay for the flight, but his clients.
“I don’t have a company that would have economic means to pay for a transatlantic flight like that, however my clients do have the means to do so, and made available to the plane for the flight to France for just work reasons,” he said, quoted by diariolibre.com.
Pisapia added that he’s confident about Dominican justice.
“My presence before you today as in every hearing proves that I had nothing to do with them, but above all the confidence I have in you, when one is innocent one doesn’t escape, and I hope to return to France, you are my last resort.”
April 27, 2016
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