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

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

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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.

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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.