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SHOCKING! 12 TSA Agents Arrested For Smuggling Cocaine

It’s bad enough when drug dealers bring their poison into the country, but when federal agents are involved, that takes it to a whole new level.

A dozen airport and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees were arrested in February for allegedly operating a massive cocaine smuggling ring.

“During the course of the conspiracy, the defendants smuggled suitcases, each containing at least 8 to 15 kilograms of cocaine, through the TSA security system at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport” in Puerto Rico, The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Monday in a press release.

The defendants, which include six current and former TSA employees, are accused of smuggling roughly 20 tons of cocaine through the airport from 1998 to 2016, with a total value of approximately $100 million.

Due to typical airport security conducted by fellow TSA employees, the sting operation had to be coordinated and planned out.

A dozen airport and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees were arrested in February for allegedly operating a massive cocaine smuggling ring.

“During the course of the conspiracy, the defendants smuggled suitcases, each containing at least 8 to 15 kilograms of cocaine, through the TSA security system at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport” in Puerto Rico, The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Monday in a press release.

The defendants, which include six current and former TSA employees, are accused of smuggling roughly 20 tons of cocaine through the airport from 1998 to 2016, with a total value of approximately $100 million.

Due to typical airport security conducted by fellow TSA employees, the sting operation had to be coordinated and planned out.

The rogue TSA agents’ involvements in drug trafficking isn’t the first example.

Agents of the Department of Homeland Security disguised themselves as normal passengers in the summer of 2015, and brought various forbidden weapons to test TSA employees’ security capabilities. TSA agents were only able to detect three out of 70 weapons, a failure rate of 95 percent. The results were so poor that Melvin Carraway, the then-acting chairman of the TSA, immediately resigned.

The TSA also failed to identify 73 aviation workers who were concurrently employed at the department and on terrorist watch lists.

H/T The Daily Caller

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