JFK Airport Employees Busted in Liquor Sting

Authorities allege 15 employees stole liquor from planes and sold it to NYC bodegas.
3:00 | 09/13/12

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Eighteen JFK workers could face years behind bars after being arrested for operating widespread organized -- Distribution ring -- liquor and other duty free items stolen directly off of American Airlines planes. The defendants arrested. In operation last school violated and sold. If position of trust and access to secure areas of our airports. Authorities say the big go to Brandon -- worked for sky chefs head of the operation. He along with fourteen co workers allegedly stole 7500. Baby bottles of liquor a day from the plains. This may have gone on for years because three private security guards according to the district attorney sold out airport safety for bottles -- -- The security yours would be important news agency here. -- looking bottle can returns for. -- news ship vehicles as it passed through checkpoints. The mountains of bags piled up here represent only what undercover agents bought or confiscated during the five month sting. But it's believed billions of dollars had been stolen over many years and then sold to the Vegas that it went undetected for so long begs the question. Why put low paid private security in key positions when you have a highly trained police -- No question. Security. Homicides should be -- it Port Authority police department not for civilian managers. And that's one of the things. Our senior staff and management process. -- nine months from now. Maybe weeks now.

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