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LA airport TSA security screeners ‘ran drug-ring’

Posted on April 26th, 2012 at 11:17 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Four current and former security screeners at Los Angeles international airport have been arrested and charged with drug-trafficking and bribery.

The four accepted cash to allow large shipments of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana through X-ray machines, the US justice department said.

The charges allege 22 separate payments of up to $2,400 (£1,500) allowed drug-runners to bypass airport security.

A prosecutor said they “placed greed above the nation’s security needs”.

In that case they probably already have job offers from some major banks.

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