Delta Worker Accused Of Smuggling Guns On Plane


ATLANTA — Federal authorities say an Atlanta airline employee is suspected of helping smuggle firearms to New York City on passenger jets.

FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said Monday that Delta baggage handler Eugene Harvey was arrested by federal agents without trouble.

An FBI affidavit says Mark Quentin Henry, a former Delta employee who was fired in 2010, was arrested in New York on Dec. 10 in a gun trafficking investigation after an undercover agent bought a gun from one of his accomplices.

Authorities investigated Henry’s cellphone, airport surveillance video and security records and determined that he conspired with Harvey to get the firearms past security.

The FBI affidavit says there is probable cause to charge Harvey with trafficking firearms, aiding and abetting and more. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.