Wednesday, November 28, 2018
ATLANTA (AP) – Prosecutors said 16 US postal workers from the Atlanta area had been sentenced to federal prison terms for accepting bribes in exchange for cocaine delivery.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes a statement from the US District Attorney's Office for the North Georgia District in a Wednesday report. The office's statement indicates that some workers took bribes not exceeding $ 250 and each was sentenced to three to nine years.
Prosecutors said federal agents had learned of the existence of postal workers in 2015 while they were investigating a drug trafficking organization in Atlanta. According to them, the traffickers thought that the workers were less likely to be arrested by the authorities.
To apprehend the 16 people, agents presented themselves as traffickers in search of postal employees while law enforcement officers recorded the interactions.