TSA Screeners Fired For Accepting Bribes to Let Drugs Pass Through Security

TSA Screeners Fired For Accepting Bribes to Let Drugs Pass Through SecurityImage via U.S. Attorney's Office.

Four LAX TSA screeners have been accused of taking bribes to let drug-filled suitcases slide through. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, the screeners allowed suitcases full of meth, coke, and weed to pass through security for $2,400 in cash over six months.

30-year-old Naral Richardson, 27-year-old Joy White, 23-year-old John Whitfield, and 25-year-old Capeline McKinney have all been indicted. Richardson and White have already been fired, but Whitfield and McKinney were still working at LAX until they were arrested this week. If convicted, they could get life.

Meanwhile, a similar scheme is going down at another airport. Here’s the funny thing about the drug game: people always get caught.

[via LAist]

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Tags: lax, tsa, marijuana, cocaine, meth
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