Sunday, May 5, 2019

'Air Cocaine' pilots sentenced to six years

Two former air force pilots have been sentenced to six years in prison by a French court after 26 suitcases of cocaine were found on board their plane in the Dominican Republic. The Frenchmen, Pascal Fauret and Bruno Odos, fled the country following the raid and were rearrested in France. Five people have also been handed sentences for their involvement.
Ringleader Ali Bouchareb was given 18 years in prison. Frank Colin was handed 12-years. The case, dubbed "Air Cocaine" was reported in March 2013 when police in Punta Cana opened suitcases on board a Falcon jet to find them stuffed with 680kg of cocaine.