Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Former Miami International Airport (KMIA) cargo manager sentenced for intent to distribute cocaine

MIAMI (WSVN) -- A former cargo operations manager at Miami International Airport has been sentenced to 50 months in prison for a scheme to distribute cocaine out of the airport.

Vinicio Morales, 53, previously pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.

According to the court record, while working for MIA in 2011, Morales agreed to be paid $12,500 for his participation in a conspiracy to assist with the offloading of cocaine into the United States from arriving international flights.  

Morales had reportedly offloaded what he believed to be five kilograms of cocaine from the cargo area of a plane that had arrived at Miami International Airport when he was arrested. 

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