He’s accused of helping to put 18 firearms on a plane at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Channel 2 Action News is the only station to get a hold of the criminal complaint before federal court closed within the past hour.
In a Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit obtained only by Channel 2 Action News, we learned that agents believe a current employee working in Atlanta helped another man smuggle the guns onto a flight.
The affidavit names Eugene Harvey, a bag handler, as the suspected smuggler who was a Delta employee.
The flight originated from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and went into New York’s JFK airport on Dec. 10, the complaint states.
I wish I could lay my hands on the affidavit because the story does not make sense the way it is written. Anybody who has done air travel with firearms knows that other than the restrictions imposed by the airline if any. Checking on Delta’s website, they allow you to check in up to five sidearms per case with no apparent limit on the number of cases other than you are paying for excess baggage. Why bother to take them as carry-on? I know you have to declare them, but other than the bored TSA agent making sure they are unloaded and properly cased, nothing else gets done.
Me thinks some bad guys watched too many movies.