5 Boston airline workers accused of smuggling cash

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 26, 2014 at 4:50 a.m.



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BOSTON (AP) — Five airline employees have been charged with using their security clearances to smuggle more than $417,000 in cash past checkpoints at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Federal prosecutors allege the workers used their clearances to sneak cash past Transportation Security Administration checkpoints from public bathrooms near the baggage claim, passenger pick-up and drop-off areas, and elsewhere at the airport.

Authorities say the money was the proceeds of illegal drug sales.

Those arrested are four JetBlue Airways employees and one Delta Air Lines customer service ramp agent. Each is charged with money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Authorities say the employees got cash payments from a cooperating witness in return for delivering the money to secure areas of the airport and aboard commercial flights.

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