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TSA Screeners at LAX Allegedly Took Bribes to Allow Suitcases Filled With Meth, Coke & Pot Through Security
Four TSA screeners at LAX allegedly took bribes in exchange for turning a blind eye to suitcases filled with drugs (while their counterparts at Burbank Airport arrested a lady for trying to bring applesauce on a plane for her elderly mother).The U.S. Attorney's Office alleges that these screeners let suitcases full of meth, coke and pot in through security in exchange for $2,400 in cash over a six month period, according to The Daily News and The Los Angeles Times.
The indicted screeners are Naral Richardson, 30, and Joy White, 27, John Whitfield, 23, and Capeline McKinney, 25. The first two were fired by the TSA, and the second two were still working at the airport until they were arrested this week. They could face life in prison if convicted. The four TSA screeners and a drug courier involved in the case are scheduled to be arraigned downtown this afternoon.
“While these arrests are a disappointment, TSA is committed to holding our employees to the highest standards,” said Randy Parsons, TSA’s security director at LAX, in a statement.
LAX TSA Officer Indicted For Stealing Watches & Pre-Paid Debit Card From Luggage
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.