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Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) San Francisco Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Agents arrested for cocaine smuggling

11 Nov, 2015

Three TSA officers are arrested for smuggling cocaine through San Francisco International Airport. They were bribed to turn their heads while drug traffickers had cocaine in their carry on luggage, but did not know that the “drug trafficking” was actually part of an undercover operation by the DEA. The officers are charged with conspiring to defraud the TSA by obstructing a lawful government function, which warrants up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. They are also charged with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, which has a minimum of ten years in prison and a maximum life sentence, along with a fine of up to ten million dollars.