Drugs; Destination Detroit Metro Airport
DETROIT, MI – 4 people are under arrest in San Diego. They are accused of smuggling cocaine and methamphetamine into airplanes by exploiting their ability to get through security screenings unchecked at the San Diego International Airport.
Felix Samuel Garcia, Paulo Mendez Perez and Saul Bojorquez were indicted by a federal grand jury . All four worked for Delta Global Services (DGS), which provides ground services for many airlines.
They would meet with the couriers in terminal bathrooms. They then would wait for adjoining stalls to become available, then hand off the cocaine or meth under the stalls’ divider. The couriers would board flights to places like New York City, Nashville, Detroit, Hawaii and Baltimore. The drugs would then be handed off to drug traffickers in those areas once they had landed at the destination.
DEA agents seized 17 pounds of cocaine, 18 pounds of meth and $103,846 in cash over the year-long investigation. 11 total people have been arrested to date. More arrests could be expected from this investigation. The ringleader is said to be 22 years old.