Police and TSA agents took assisted and bribes in oxycodone drug smuggling ring!

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    Police and TSA agents took assisted and bribes in oxycodone drug smuggling ring!

    STAMFORD -- Three Transportation Security Administration agents allowed a drug trafficker to smuggle tens of thousands of dollars in cash and prescription painkillers from Florida to Connecticut on domestic flights in exchange for hundreds of dollars in bribes, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut said Tuesday.

    U.S. Attorney David B. Fein said 20 people were arrested in the investigation -- 16 on Monday and Tuesday -- of a drug ring involving a trafficker who made more than 65 trips via car or airplane from Florida to Connecticut in less than a year, carrying up to 8,000 pills of the powerful painkiller oxycodone each trip. The unidentified trafficker, who was arrested in April, sold the pills to dealers based in Waterbury.


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