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Drug Trafficking Charges Levied Against Flight Attendants at Miami Airport

Two Delta flight attendants were apprehended at Miami International Airport after officials said they came from Brazil with a large number of illegal substances.

Marcelo Chaves, 44, and Ronald Maldonado, 35, both from New York, were detained on cocaine trafficking charges at the airport on Tuesday, according to to arrest records from the Miami-Dade Police.

According to accounts, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer conducted a random search of the two after their American Airlines aircraft landed in the United States.

According to the records, the officer discovered bottles containing liquid ketamine and GBL as well as 14 methamphetamine tablets during the search.

Chaves informed detectives that he and his live-in lover Maldonado had been using narcotics in Brazil, but he did not know how the substances got up in the bottles, according to the reports.

Each man was taken into custody and lodged into prison.

A spokeswoman for Delta said in a statement that the personnel were off-duty and have been suspended.

Delta consistently cooperates with law enforcement agencies, and the two off-duty flight attendants in issue have been suspended awaiting the result of an investigation, according to the statement.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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