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Fugitive Investigative Strike Teams - Puño Airlines


Sting operations continued in FIST VIII in 1985 with free prizes and trips luring over 14 fugitives. In Miami, "Puño Airlines" was set up and letters were sent to fugitives telling them that they had won a free flight, a weekend in the Bahamas, and $350 in spending money.

A ticket counter was set up at Miami International Airport next to the Air Haiti ticket counter to add to the realism of the scam. All but one of the sting fugitives were arrested in a limousine after being picked up at their residence for a ride to the airport. The remaining fugitive, was arrested when he arrived at the ticket counter to board his "flight."

Deputy taking down the airlines sign Fugitive arrested at airport