Drug money smuggling ring busted at New York JFK airport

Drug money smuggling ring busted at New York JFK airport

Friday, 10 May, 2024 0

Four flight attendants are facing years in prison for alleging running a money smuggling scheme through New York JFK Airport.

The four crew members are accused of smuggling $8 million worth of drug money out of the US to the Dominican Republic by bypassing TSA security.

They used the crewmember security lanes as part of their duty as working flight attendants.

They haven’t been named but two are thought to be Delta Air Lines employees.

The indictment described ‘an international narcotics trafficking and money laundering operation involved in trafficking fentanyl to smuggle bulk quantities of cash.’

Delta says it has suspended two employees.

The airline ‘cooperated fully with law enforcement in this investigation and will continue to do so.’

Delta is one of three airlines that fly from New York to the Dominican Republic, but it isn’t clear where the other two suspects work.

The accused could face up to 10 years in federal prison. 

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