|Published:||Dec 13, 2012 11:14 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 13, 2012 11:14 PM EST|
HOUSTON (AP) - The ex-owner of the Florida flight school where two 9/11 terror suspects learned to fly was arrested in Houston on drug trafficking charges.
Rudi Dekkers is charged with two drug conspiracy counts. Court documents show he was nabbed Dec. 2 in a federal drug sting while representing an international drug trafficker.
A federal complaint says that after meetings and lengthy surveillance, Dekkers was found in possession of about 40 pounds of cocaine and about two pounds of heroin.
The Dutch national is held without bond as a serious flight risk.
Dekkers formerly owned the Florida flight school where investigators say Mohamed Atta and Marwan el Shehhi learned to fly. Atta was the operational leader of the 9/11 hijackings.
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