Airline Worker Sentenced for Smuggling Cocaine, Machine Gun

Rasondo Norris of Stone Mountain was caught in a sting operation.

Rasondo Maurice Norris in a police mugshot.
Rasondo Maurice Norris in a police mugshot.
Rasondo Maurice Norris, of Stone Mountain, was sentenced Tuesday to ten years in prison for attempting to smuggle cocaine and a Mac-11 machine gun onto a commercial flight.

Norris, 30, worked as a baggage handler for AirTran Airlines at Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. In May 2013, investigators learned that, for a fee, Norris helped passengers bring contraband onto flights using his security clearance to bypass TSA procedures, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Yates. 

Undercover agents mounted a sting operation against Norris, giving him drugs, weapons, and cash on three separate occasions which he then took through the system, bypassing security. He collected between $600 and $800 each time, Yates said.  

Norris was convicted Oct. 10 after pleading guilty.   

See also:
Airport Employee Arrested on Cocaine Charges


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