The TSA Does Not Protect You, But they Did Just Get Caught Smuggling Lots of Cocaine

tsa-caught-smuggling-cocaineBy John Vibes

Earlier this week, three former TSA agents were indicted on charges of defrauding the government and smuggling cocaine.

According to the indictment, 35-year-old Joseph Scott, 32-year-old Michael Castaneda, and 27-year-old Jessica Scott, all former TSA agents at San Francisco International Airport, were involved in an ongoing operation to help transport drugs through airport security.

Federal investigators were tipped off about the operation and sent undercover agents to arrange their own controlled deals with the TSA agents to gather additional evidence on them. Sting operations occurred between May 2013 and April 2014, where the TSA agents in question knowingly allowed large amounts of cocaine to pass through security checkpoints and through the X-ray scanners without an additional search.

Although, the evidence was collected last year, the suspects were just recently arrested before the indictment was unsealed on November 9th, 2015. Each suspect is facing massive charges that could land them in prison for the rest of their lives.

According to a press release from the Justice Department:

The indictment alleges that the three defendants conspired to use their positions as Transportation Security Officers to allow passengers to smuggle real and simulated cocaine through airport security checkpoints. The defendants all were assigned to SFO. The defendants arranged for passengers carrying narcotics in their carry-on luggage to pass through the x-ray machine at a security checkpoint line without adequately screening the luggage for explosives, incendiaries, weapons, or other threats to security. Through the use of confidential sources and undercover agents, law enforcement discovered that defendants made these arrangements for a fee on five occasions between May 2013 and April 2014.

The indictment further alleges that, once the passenger carrying drugs or simulated drugs arrived at the security checkpoint lane, s/he was directed or escorted to a particular security line. On that line, one of the defendants was either operating or overseeing the operation of the x-ray machine. The defendant operating or overseeing the x-ray machine either knew the carry-on baggage contained narcotics, viewed images that suggested the need for secondary inspection, or both. Nevertheless, in each instance, the defendant responsible for the x-ray machine failed to call for a secondary screening of the baggage or alert law enforcement or a supervisor to the presence of suspected narcotics. In each case, the drugs and simulated drugs were smuggled as part of undercover operations performed by the Drug Enforcement Administration and TSA-Office of Inspection designed to determine the scope and nature of the conspiracy.

Security checkpoints are somewhat of a Utopian idea, but they never seem to work because the incentive of a high-priced black market goods causes people to go great lengths to smuggle things. That same incentive corrupts security agents into becoming contraband smugglers themselves. This principle can be applied to nearly any black market item or situation, and can be seen in both prisons and music festivals, where strict no-drug policies have not prevented an abundance of drugs from flowing through security checkpoints.

John Vibes is an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. He also has a publishing company where he offers a censorship free platform for both fiction and non-fiction writers. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can purchase his books, or get your own book published at his website

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13 Comments on "The TSA Does Not Protect You, But they Did Just Get Caught Smuggling Lots of Cocaine"

  1. Robert Colescott | November 12, 2015 at 10:09 am | Reply

    Didn’t they know it’s only legal to smuggle CIA cocaine?

  2. One must admit, Execute a rather sloppy false-flag, instruct the Judas Class in D.C. to take away civil rights, create DHS/TSA, grant ENORMOUSLY profitable contracts to Israel, (along with the security contracts they held that did us NO good to prevent said attack), instruct same Judas Class to “appoint” dual citizens into DOJ, DHS et al stir for 10 years while reaping unholy profits which rival their Central Bank/IRS schemes. All the while the denizens of western countries doze and stain their shirts with drool. Amazing.

  3. Screaming Lord Byron | November 12, 2015 at 11:22 am | Reply

    TSA agents – the biggest criminals in any airport. Drug smugglers, liars, child molesters, pedophiles, perverts, weirdos, creeps.

  4. 1AmericanFreedomFighter | November 12, 2015 at 11:24 am | Reply

    it’s okay government is above the law.

  5. Screaming Lord Byron | November 12, 2015 at 11:25 am | Reply

    Who’s that perverted weirdo creep at the airport putting his nose into a pair of socks in the carry on bag of a 17 year old high school jock??? Why, that perverted weirdo creep is the TSA’s finest of course !!!!! He lives in a shame hole usually a trailer, has a criminal record, failed out of high school or college and never held an honest job in his life !!!!

  6. The TSA is one of the biggest JOKES ever putout fy our FEDERAL GOVERNMENT – talk about a waste of money and person power – this is it . ////// ///////////////////////////////////////////////
    What have they – done – to protect JOHN Q. PUBLIC CITIZEN – except to spend useless money on USELESS toys to try to stop bad items from entering planes – trains and boats . /////////////////////////////// Also to slow down the enterance to our AIR PORTS .////////////////////////////
    In EUROPE – there are ARMED GUARDS all ove the place – you step out of line – you get ventilated (( to those who don’t know what the wrod ventilated means – – try the word SHOT . ))) without warning. /////
    They don’t mess around. //////////////// Nothing is said about the shooting either . //////////////// You were in the wrong place – said the wrong thing – tried to do the wrong thing – that all is inclu9ded in the exiting of yu fromt he area you are . /////////////////////////////////////////////////
    DON’T SCREW AROUND IN EUROPE is the total story . /////////////////////////////////////

  7. TSA fall guys for the US govt. The old game of hide and seek.

  8. San Francisco Airport has a private security company doing the screening, not TSA.

  9. The CIA absolutely will not allow any competition.

  10. the TSA is a front for the cabal in D.C. – ensuring that drugs are not smuggled – keeping the little guy out of the loops. Chartoff xraying the middle class.
    Read ‘ Barry and the Boys’ Hopsicker for an eye opener.

  11. Covenant Security conducts screening at SFO not TSA. Covenant Security employees are not TSA employees. Covenant Security employees were the ones smuggling the drugs.

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