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Authorities Probe Drug Trafficking Scheme Involving Delta, TSA Workers

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Authorities are probing a drug trafficking scheme involving Delta Airlines and Transportation Security Administration workers in Los Angeles and Hawaii.

John Tai of Carson is among several arrested for allegedly having drugs and cash flown to and from California and Hawaii.

Investigators say TSA or Delta Airlines employees would find a checked bag after it had been screened and put drugs or cash inside.

A passenger would then pick it up at baggage claim like any other bag.

A federal investigation has already found that hundreds of thousands of pounds of methamphetamine was smuggled between the two states over the past two years.

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