Guyanese man sues Delta Airlines following discovery of cocaine in suitcase

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deltainset[NY Post] – A former Yankee Stadium security guard who was wrongfully busted for cocaine possession at Kennedy Airport in 2010 is suing Delta Airlines, claiming that they allowed his luggage to be tampered with en route from Guyana.

Five years after the incident, the case kicked off Monday with opening statements in Brooklyn federal court.

Roger Levans was charged with trying to smuggle cocaine into ​Kennedy on De​c. 29, 2010, after custo​ms agents found three bricks of the drug in his luggage.

The otherwise mundane case drew headlines at the time because Levans curiously told ​officers that his luggage contained “cooked rabbit” and other food items before they found the drugs.

“The federal prosecutor determined that plaintiff’s luggage had been tampered with while in the sole custody of the defendant and the charges against defendant were subsequently dropped,” according to his Brooklyn federal lawsuit.

Levans claimed that the lock on the piece of luggage that contained the coke had been broken and replaced with a ribbon – and prosecutors agreed.

But in his lawsuit against Delta, Levans said the damage was already done before the charges were dropped.

levans“As a result of his arrest on federal drug charges, plaintiff was terminated from his job by Guardsmark and was told not to return to Yankee Stadium,” according to his suit.

Levans had a “stellar” record as a security guard at the famed venue and was “entrusted to guard the executive portion of the stadium” before getting sacked.

“While the charges had been dropped, Plaintiff has been unable to reemploy with Guardsmark despite his best efforts,” papers state.”He has also been ostracized in his community.”

Levans filed suit against Delta Airlines in 2012, claiming that they were negligent in securing his luggage during its transport from Guyana to Queens and should be held responsible for his ensuing misfortune.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Guyanese man sues Delta Airlines following discovery of cocaine in suitcase
    Tampering with suitcases at Guyana airport is not shocking nor surprising.
    When in opposition – PNC members Basil Williams and former Police Commissioner PNC Winston Felix discussed planting illicit drugs on a woman when she arrived at the airport..Imagine they had so much power to do as they please when in opposition and today can you imagine the power these two individuals have being in government? Basil Williams is PNC AG while Winston Felix is PNC passport minister. Talk about { powerful men in PNC ruling regime at present ) they can do as they so pleased to whomever whenever.

  2. Looking for some free money he can come back to the GT the Harmon fella will give him a job or he can come cut cane ,we need plenty cane cutters.”Cane Harvester”

  3. If Delta offers him a security job in lieu of financial compensation, would he take it? It could be a sort of catch 22.

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