Dominican Republic ´air cocaine´ pilots arrested in France: Fox
Paris – Frenchpilots Pascal Fauret and Bruno Odos, who fled the Dominican Republic to avoid20-year prison terms for cocaine trafficking have been arrested at their homesand are expected to be arraigned in court.
Fauret and Odos fledthe Dominican Republic Oct. 27 despite a court ordered travel ban pending theirappeal. They have denied wrongdoing, saying they did not know the private planethey had been hired to fly carried 26 suitcases of cocaine.
Eric Dupond-Moretti,lawyer for Fauret, criticized how the arrests Monday were handled.
“Another twist emergedMonday when a lawyer for former Nicolas Sarkozy demanded clarification aboutreports that the judge in the French drug investigation requested theex-president’s cell phone data,” foxnews.com reports. It said Sarkozy, who isnot linked to the trafficking, flew with the private charter company in 2013.”