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It is alleged that over 150 guns and ammunition were smuggled in carry-on bags onto at least 20 flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by a former Delta employee, Mark Quentin Henry, with the assistance of a current (now former) Delta baggage handler, Eugene Harvey.
CNN reports that:
The breakup of a gun smuggling ring allegedly involving a current and former Delta Air Lines employee has exposed what a New York prosecutor described as an “egregious breach of security” at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said Tuesday that the investigation was “deeply troubling” — not only for the havoc the gun running unleashed on the streets but because of the vulnerability to acts of terrorism on air travel that it revealed.
“If they can put guns on the plane this time,” he told reporters, “they could have easily put a bomb on one of those planes.”
Two men worked together to smuggle guns and ammunition on at least 20 flights from Atlanta to New York from May to December, officials said.
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