Four TSA agents at Los Angeles International Airport have been
helping drug smugglers pass through security with large amounts cocaine,
methamphetamine and other drugs, according to a 22-count federal
indictment unsealed Wednesday.
The Associated Press
reports that a total of seven people—three alleged drug couriers and
four TSA agents—are facing charges for five incidents over a six-month
period last year in which the agents allegedly accepted payments of up
to $2,400 to allow the smugglers through security and onto their
outbound flights. If convicted, the TSA agents face life in prison.