TSA Screeners Indicted in Drug Smuggling Scheme


Four TSA agents at Los Angeles International Airport have been
helping drug smugglers pass through security with large amounts cocaine,
methamphetamine and other drugs, according to a 22-count federal
indictment unsealed Wednesday.

The Associated Press
reports that a total of seven people—three alleged drug couriers and
four TSA agents—are facing charges for five incidents over a six-month
period last year in which the agents allegedly accepted payments of up
to $2,400 to allow the smugglers through security and onto their
outbound flights. If convicted, the TSA agents face life in prison.

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