Three San Francisco airport screeners charged with cocaine smuggling


Three security screeners at San Francisco International Airport have been charged with cocaine smuggling, according to federal authorities.

A woman and two men accepted payoffs to allow smugglers to pass through security checkpoints with cocaine in their carry-on luggage, the U.S. attorney’s office in San Francisco announced Friday.

Federal authorities used confidential sources and undercover agents in the investigation.

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The three suspects worked Covenant Aviation Security, an airport security contractor, authorities said.

Two have been released on bond; the third remains in custody.

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