Suspected corrupt U.S. agent stays in jail
by the Associated Press
December 22, 2010 09:40 AM | 816 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent charged with using his badge to smuggle guns into Atlanta’s airport and thousands of dollars to Jamaica is staying in prison until his trial.

A federal judge on Tuesday denied Devon Samuels bond because he’s a flight risk.

Authorities charged Samuels with smuggling what he thought was drug money into Jamaica.

They also say he tried to bring weapons onto an airplane at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and took a $500 bribe to help convince officials a sham marriage was legit.

The undercover investigation into Samuels led to more than a dozen other arrests and the dismantling of a Georgia drug ring.
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