Eleven individuals including accused ringleader Sergio Mejia-Gambo have been charged for their alleged roles in smuggling drugs supplied by Knights Templar through the San Diego International Airport for further distribution across the United States as reported by KNSD:
According to prosecutors, Mejia-Gambo worked with baggage carriers who used their badges to walk through security wearing backpacks filled with drugs. They allegedly handed those backpacks to couriers, ticketed passengers who had already gone through security. The handoffs reportedly took place underneath the walls of bathroom stalls. The couriers would then board flights to cities across the country.
The four accused baggage carriers were employed by Delta Global Services which is owned by Delta Air Lines.
Imagine if a terrorist posing as a doper convinced a baggage carrier that the backpack contained drugs but instead had a bomb.
Airport security is only as strong as its weakest link, and many times that weak link will be a corrupt individual on the inside who will sell himself for a few dollars.
Frankly, it's unclear how the drugs made it from Mexico into San Diego for further smuggling through the airport since Barack Obama and his political hacks at Homeland Security insist that we have a secure border.
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