Dozens of people were arrested yesterday in connection with a conspiracy to transport methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to several U.S. cities, the Dallas Morning News reports. The ring involved at least one person who worked at the airport. Forty-six people were indicted by a federal grand jury.
The indictment alleges that Funaki “Noc” Falahola, 33, Moniteveti “Vince” Katoa, 51, Molitoni “Tony” Katoa, 33, and Janelle Isaacs, 40, either worked at the airport or used ties to an airport worker to get around security checks and make cocaine deliveries throughout the U.S. They also are accused of serving as lookouts to help bypass security. Only two defendants work for companies that operate out of the airport, where about 63,000 people work daily.