Flight attendants charged for smuggling drug money to DR

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United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Damian Williams and the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Ivan J. Arvelo announced on 8 May 2024 the arrest of several flight attendants for money smuggling on flights from New York to the Dominican Republic.

In total, the defendants are estimated to have smuggled US$8 million in bulk cash from the United States to the Dominican Republic.

US Attorney Damian Williams said: “As alleged, these flight attendants smuggled millions of dollars of drug money and law enforcement funds that they thought was drug money from the United States to the Dominican Republic over many years by abusing their privileges as airline employees. Today’s charges should serve as a reminder to those who break the law by helping drug traffickers move their...

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