TSA Not There to Protect You, But they Did Just Get Caught Smuggling Lots of Cocaine
The T.S.A. has shown itself to be one of the most corrupt and inept federal agencies ever created. Though put in place to protect the public from “terrorism”, they have never caught one terrorist, or foiled a terrorist plot. They have however shown themselves to be great theives and liars. Are’nt you glad your taxes are paying for this??
Earlier this week, three former TSA agents were indicted on charges of defrauding the government and smuggling cocaine.
According to the indictment, 35-year old Joseph Scott, 32-year-old Michael Castaneda, and 27-year-old Jessica Scott, all former TSA agents at San Francisco International Airport, were involved in an ongoing operation to help transport drugs through airport security.
Federal investigators were tipped off about the operation and sent undercover agents to arrange their own controlled deals with the TSA agents to gather additional evidence on them. Sting operations occurred between May 2013 and April 2014, where the TSA agents in question knowingly allowed large amounts of cocaine to pass through security checkpoints and through the x-ray scanners without an additional search.
Although, the evidence was collected last year, the suspects were just recently arrested before the indictment was unsealed on November 9th, 2015.The indictment alleges that the three defendants conspired to use their positions as Transportation Security Officers to allow passengers to smuggle real and simulated cocaine through airport security checkpoints. The defendants all were assigned to SFO. The defendants arranged for passengers carrying narcotics in their carry-on luggage to pass through the x-ray machine at a security checkpoint line without adequately screening the luggage for explosives, incendiaries, weapons, or other threats to security. Through the use of confidential sources and undercover agents, law enforcement discovered that defendants made these arrangements for a fee on five occasions between May 2013 and April 2014.
Security checkpoints are somewhat of a utopian idea, and they never seem to work because the incentive of a high-priced black market goods causes people to go great lengths to smuggle things. That same incentive corrupts security agents into becoming contraband smugglers themselves. This principle can be applied to nearly any black market item or situation, and can be seen in both prisons and music festivals, where strict no-drug policies have not prevented an abundance of drugs from flowing through security checkpoints.
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