4/26/2012

TSA Agents Take Bribes For Drug Filled Luggage

Posted by Brian

TSA screeners allegedly let drug-filled luggage through LAX for cash 

Passengers wait in line for TSA screening
April 25, 2012 |  1:08 pm

Four current and former Transportation Security Administration screeners have been arrested and face charges of taking bribes and looking the other way while suitcases filled with cocaine, methamphetamine or marijuana passed through X-ray machines at Los Angeles International Airport, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

The TSA screeners, who were arrested Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, allegedly received up to $2,400 in cash bribes in exchange for allowing large drug shipments to pass through checkpoints in what the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles called a “significant breakdown” of security.
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