JJ Gonzalez “The Baggage handler”

I was an American Airlines employee for 20 years,  a ramp worker (the guys with the ear muffs) and  also a Skycap before I turned bad — helping a Columbia Cartel  smuggle drugs through Miami International Airport.  I got caught and then became a DEA informant, where I did my best to make up for my past mistakes for nearly five years.

English: Concourse D, Miami International Airp...

I’m coming out soon with a book about the Cartel,  drugs, the DEA and the theft of passengers’ personal belongings  by airline workers.
I’m exposing the whole trade to protect you. I’m also seeking to redeem my mistakes.
This blog is part of that process. The baggage handler

Excerpted from the forthcoming memoir, The Baggage Handler.

23 Responses to JJ Gonzalez “The Baggage handler”

  1. Hey thanks a lot for liking and following my blog! Your stories look crazy fascinating and surely worth following! Keep up the great job!

    • Sandra says:

      Baggage Handler, Can you please connect with me. I’m a journalist and am hoping you might be able to help me on a project: sandra.esquivel@nbcuni.com.
      Thanks.

      • J J Gonzalez says:

        My name is Iris. I was his girlfriend. The reason I am writing to you on James’ Blog is because I wanted to let all his bloggers know that he has passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013. He has died of an pneumonia. His body was found in his apartment by his best friend Jay Valerio on Monday, December 23rd. He never mentioned to anyone that he was ill or feeling ill. It has been a devastation to me and all his love ones. He was my best friend and the greatest guy you could ever meet. I pray everyday that God has him in his Glory.

  2. Pervertically Virtuous says:

    gracias por seguir mi blog. tu biografia parece muy interesante, me gustaria leer el libro…

  3. Thanks for reading and following my blog. I’m going to keep my eye on you too.

  4. Thank you for following my blog. You have led such an interesting life. I am looking forward to your memoir coming out. BTW, once my dad’s luggage was tampered with. This was in Dubai and not America. You give a great insight to the psychology of the baggage handlers. Hmm, I will be going through your archives.

  5. Thanks for your interest in my blog! Yours is interesting, too.

  6. Mandy F. says:

    Thank you for following my blog. I’ve read your posts and can’t wait for your book to come out. I am certain that it will be a big success. What an interesting topic!

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  8. Wow, what a “novel” idea, I love what you are doing with your writing! And thanks for following my blog and check out the new one, I will be launching soon:)!

  9. wildinvirginia says:

    Why thank you for the nomination JJ – so kind of you 🙂

  10. charlypriest says:

    Hi there, thanks for the nomination, even better is that a writer like you would read the things I post. Tell you the truth I don´t have a clue what the family´s award is, I just got back from the hospital(literally 15 minutes ago) that´s the reason I´m 27 days late in my response. Glad to be back in the community and start again reading and communicating with other writers. Been following you several months,(you have to know that!)when I can get the computer running and my life straight, read a lot of your stuff. Question: do you plan on publishing? And if so what type of medium, self publish, the traditional way, e-book?
    Read ya, and Stay Frosty.

  11. Chukwunonye says:

    Wow! Sounds interesting ..

  12. kimmerlyaj says:

    Hey, there JJ! Thanks so much for following my blog! I appreciate it and hope that you find my posts useful to your writing experience! If you ever need guidance, or an editor for your book, I’d love if you kept me in mind. Thanks, again, and best wishes to you in all your endeavors.

    Amanda
    polishedpearcreative.com

    • J J Gonzalez says:

      My name is Iris. I was his girlfriend. The reason I am writing to you on James’ Blog is because I wanted to let all his bloggers know that he has passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013. He has died of an pneumonia. His body was found in his apartment by his best friend Jay Valerio on Monday, December 23rd. He never mentioned to anyone that he was ill or feeling ill. It has been a devastation to me and all his love ones. He was my best friend and the greatest guy you could ever meet. I pray everyday that God has him in his Glory.

  13. Now you’ve REALLY got me interested!

    • J J Gonzalez says:

      My name is Iris. I was his girlfriend. The reason I am writing to you on James’ Blog is because I wanted to let all his bloggers know that he has passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013. He has died of an pneumonia. His body was found in his apartment by his best friend Jay Valerio on Monday, December 23rd. He never mentioned to anyone that he was ill or feeling ill. It has been a devastation to me and all his love ones. He was my best friend and the greatest guy you could ever meet. I pray everyday that God has him in his Glory.

  14. So sorry to hear the sad news. It was apparent from his writing that he was a real talent and a nice guy. My condolences to you Iris together with his family and friends. Love from Steve Hatton aka Rumboogie.

  15. Cristina Casanova says:

    Iris, my name is Cristina…I’m Gigi’s cousin…we grew up together in new York & I just can’t believe he is gone. I too pray that God has taken mercy on his soul & he had a tough life so I know we have a merciful God & I pray that is where he is…Cary suggested I call you
    But felt unsure but seeing you on here I wanted to say I’m sorry..he was a charmer, and I always called him
    My “Tom jones”!!! I can’t believe he is gone. Peace & blessings..I would love to read his book. Will it be printed??? Please reply I would love to get it..as his last will & statement..he had a tough life & was tougher when he lost Albertico. It was like he was broken inside & out..but he kept trucking..unbelievable to think he is no longer with us…very sad. Please respond to me to see if I can get anymore info on his death I just don’t understand what happened to him!

    • J J Gonzalez says:

      Hi Cristina,

      Yeah James (I use to call him JJ) told me everything about his past and the tough life he had. He always talked about his brother Albertico and how much he missed him. He was a very depressed man and insecure man. He had an insecurity of being fat which he wasn’t fat at all. He would workout three times a day and always dieting. I was always getting upset with him because he would not eat and was obsessed with losing weight. He got really thin but that was not good enough. He had decided to go to Florida and get a tummy tuck which he kept it a secret from me until he got it done. He went to some doctor in Florida that he said he was friends with and he had the surgery. I couldn’t believe that a doctor would do such a surgery like that on a person who was so thin. On top of that, it was done in the doctor’s office. I was so angry at him for doing this. When he got back from Florida, he didn’t look so well. He looked even thinner and very pale. He said to me that he had a small infection where they did the incision but he never went to a doctor here in New Jersey to check it out. The week of Thanksgiving we got into an argument because he was still talking about losing weight and I couldn’t handle it anymore. I told him if he continued like this he was going to die. He didn’t listen to me. He continued and even went to the gym to workout a week after his surgery. I wasn’t speaking to him during this time but I would see him in the gym and he didn’t look to good. He looked very sick. The weekend before he died, I called him and said let’s talk and he didn’t want to talk. On that weekend on Saturday morning I saw him at the gym. On Saturday afternoon his friend dropped off his dog so JJ could babysit him for the weekend. On Saturday night his friend called him to see how his dog was doing but JJ did not answer his phone or answer any of his friend’s text. On Sunday his friend called again and no answer. On Monday, his friend showed up to his apartment and went inside saw his dog and went into JJ bedroom and found him dead on his bed. He was dead for two days and no one knew. I went into total shock. I called his sons and daughter and told them the news. He didn’t get a proper funeral and was laying in the morgue for about 10 days until he was cremated. His oldest daughter came and picked up the ashes. I don’t know what happen after that because I distance myself from his family. He always mentioned to me that he hated his mother and father. He had no relationship with his kids because of his ex-wife Mercy. He never got to see his youngest daughter Alexandra which is 7 years old because his 2nd ex-wife didn’t let him contact her. He lived a very depressed life. I pray everyday that God has him in his Glory. I miss his so much! I am so brokenhearted over this. My email is ramosiris66@gmail.com if you like to reach me.

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