Yet another TSA screener has been arrested on drug smuggling charges. While theft is usually the crime of choice for TSA screeners, there have been dozens of TSA workers arrested for smuggling drugs through security in the past three years. Unlike thefts that are reported by victims, detecting drug smuggling within a workforce with an established reputation for criminal activity requires more effort and is likely far more prevalent than these arrests would indicate.
TSA Worker Latwana Daniels Arrested For Alleged Drug Trafficking & Child Neglect
CBS Miami – June 22, 2014 9:07 PM
Transportation Security Administration officials said they are in the process of terminating the employment of a woman who was arrested and charged with drug trafficking and child neglect.
Jail records show Latwana Daniels, 33, was arrested early Sunday morning. She is being held on no bond.
Charges include armed cocaine trafficking, possession of marijuana and four counts of child neglect.
The TSA released a statement Sunday: “TSA holds its employees to the highest ethical standards and expects all TSA employees to conduct themselves with integrity and professionalism, both in and outside the workplace.” Daniels is currently on administrative leave.