Airline Baggage Handler Suspected of Helping to Smuggle Firearms

An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by federal agents.
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An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by federal agents. An FBI affidavit said there was enough evidence to charge Delta ramp agent Eugene Harvey, with trafficking firearms, violating airport security and aiding others in the scheme. Former Delta employee Mark Quentin Henry, who was fired in 2010, was arrested in New York on December 10th in a weapons trafficking investigation after an undercover agent bought a gun from one of his accomplices. Authorities looked at Henry's cellphone, airport surveillance footage, and security records and determined that he conspired with Harvey to get the guns past security. When Henry was arrested, authorities confiscated a backpack that contained a smaller bag with 18 handguns inside. Henry supplied 129 handguns and assault rifles to a co-conspirator who then made sales to an undercover officer. 'Delta is cooperating with authorities in this investigation. We take seriously any activity that fails to uphold our strict commitment to the safety and security of our customers and employees,' airline spokesman Morgan Durrant said in an emailed statement.