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Airport Workers Accused of Smuggling $500G Worth Of Heroin, Meth Into Country

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A baggage cart drives by a Delta Airline plane. (credit: Justin Sullivan/GettyImages)

A baggage cart drives by a Delta Airline plane. (credit: Justin Sullivan/GettyImages)

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ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities say three airport workers are accused of trying to bring heroin and methamphetamine into the U.S. on a commercial jet.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said the workers are charged with conspiring to smuggle more than $500,000 of drugs into the country on a Delta Air Lines flight from Mexico.

Federal authorities say the case involves Delta Flight 364, which arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from Mexico City on Jan. 13.

The three suspects — 35-year-old Luis Marroquin of Atlanta; 41-year-old Carlos Springer of Hampton; and 27-year-old Kelvin Rondon of Atlanta — all face charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin and attempting to import methamphetamine and heroin into the U.S. It wasn’t known Thursday whether they have attorneys representing them.

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