Postal work­ers charged with tak­ing bribes

Truro Daily News - - WORLD -

AT­LANTA — Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors in At­lanta say 16 postal work­ers in At­lanta and the sur­round­ing area have been charged with ac­cept­ing bribes to de­liver pack­ages of co­caine. The U.S. at­tor­ney’s of­fice in At­lanta said Wed­nes­day that the postal work­ers are ac­cused of ac­cept­ing bribes from a per­son they be­lieved was a drug traf­ficker us­ing the postal sys­tem to ship mul­ti­ple kilo­grams of co­caine at a time into the At­lanta area. Pros­e­cu­tors say that in exchange for the pay­ments, the postal work­ers pro­vided spe­cial ad­dresses where the drugs could be shipped and then in­ter­cepted the pack­ages and de­liv­ered them to the per­son they be­lieved was a drug traf­ficker. Pros­e­cu­tors say it was ac­tu­ally a sting op­er­a­tion. The sup­posed drug traf­ficker was work­ing with law en­force­ment and the pack­ages con­tained fake drugs.

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