Monday, June 16, 2014

Delta and JetBlue Employees Arrested For Smuggling Cash

Money (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013)
One Delta Airlines customer service ramp agent along with four ground operations crew members for JetBlue have been incarcerated for smuggling $417,000 of drug money onto flights through Boston's Logan Airport.

The five men were charged with money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the federal government. Alvin Leacock, 27, of Hollywood, Fl., Rupert Crossley, 25, of Lynn, Ma., Eric Vick, 24, of Mattapan, Ma., Dino Dunkley, 31, of Boston, Ma., and Anthony Trotman, 24, of Boston, Ma. face up to 20 years behind bars if convicted.

In a press release, the United States Attorney stated the men “transported cash, which was represented to be drug proceeds, past Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials and security checkpoints, and, in some instances, aboard commercial airline flights at Logan International Airport.” 

The Delta and JetBlue employees had personal identification codes, security badges, and biometric fingerprint clearances which allowed them into restricted places of Logan Airport.

A spokesman for Delta stated, “Delta is fully cooperating with law enforcement authorities in this matter.”

JetBlue referred questions to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Boston and declined to comment.

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