Airport Gangsterism

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Published: Wednesday, 12/17/2008 12:00 am EST

A two-year RCMP inquiry has found hundreds of airport workers use their security clearances to smuggle drugs and people into Canada, the Globe and Mail reported. Hundreds of police investigations at Canada's eight largest airports collected between 2005 and 2007 found that nearly 60 active gangs are infiltrating major transit hubs, namely Toronto's Pearson International, Montreal's Trudeau International and Vancouver International Airports. Of the hundreds of suspects identified, 298 are current or former airline employees. Results of the inquiry, known as Project Spawn, were released to Liberal Senator Colin Kenny this month.

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