Turns out that getting illegal drugs into the U.S. might be just as simple as a little bribery. That's what appears to have happened in Los Angeles, where a TSA screener drug scandal has resulted in the arrest of four current and former screeners.
According to breaking news on Time's NewsFeed, the accused screeners each allowed over 20 kilograms of illegal drugs (cocaine and/or methamphetamine, specifically) through the security process and onto planes in exchange for $2,400 in cash.
The federal accusations invoke a cinematic image, as is apropos for a crime taking place in Los Angeles, with checkpoint handlers directing known couriers to certain lines where screeners waited to wave them through in exchange for a payout (lest they end up in the wrong line and get arrested for it, as allegedly happened in one of the cited events that led to the arrests).
The indictment carries 22 counts, and more arrests are expected, though these arrests will likely be drug couriers and not additional screeners.
Now it's just a matter of how long it'll take for this TSA screener drug scandal to actually become a movie.