Honolulu TSA screeners under investigation for doing their job too well


HONOLULU, Hawaii – Other TSA screeners refer to the man and woman as the Mexicutioners, because employees say they are responsible for the great majority of the arrests of illegal aliens at Honolulu International Airport, most of them from Mexico.

In Honolulu, TSA officers also accused one behavior detection officer of using inside information from a friend at the US Drug Enforcement Administration to repeatedly stop people suspected of carrying large amounts of cash through Honolulu airport, possibly as part of the drug trade.

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They said one TSA screener was responsible for seizing as much as US$1 million in undeclared cash on various passengers, until his contact at DEA moved out of town.