An airlines employee, along with his colleague, is arrested after weapons were found while working.
Delta Airlines employee Eugene Henry was trying to have weapons pass through TSA at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and then would try to pass them through employee Mark Quentin Henry in order for the guns to get to New York. According to NBC News, the firearms would then set off an alarm while going through security, which would then turn into an arrest for both ramp agents:
The man, Eugene Harvey, was charged with “entering an airport area in violation of security requirements.”
Harvey, also a ramp agent, allegedly shuttled the firearms into the airport — avoiding detection since airport workers don’t go through TSA screening, according to an affidavit filed by a senior federal air marshal, George Randell Taylor.
The 31-year-old Harvey came under suspicion as a result of a New York Police Department investigation into individuals trafficking stolen and straw-purchased firearms from Atlanta to the New York area.
Video footage from the Atlanta airport showed Harvey allegedly delivering the weapons to a man, Mark Quentin Henry, who would then carry them with him on flights to New York. Those guns were believed to have been handed over to a third co-conspirator who sold the weapons to a New York undercover officer, the affidavit says.
Both Harvey and Henry have been arrested for their crimes. Harvey was charged with 18 handguns in his possession, seven of which were loaded, in addition to supplying a third party of 129 assorted handguns and two assault rifles, as well as charges for criminal sale of firearms and criminal possession of weapons. As for Henry, he was charged with with entering an airport in violation of security requirements.
[Credit: NBC NEWS]