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03/01/2011 06:11 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Minneta Walker, Buffalo TSA Agent, Arrested For Allowing Drug Trafficker Through Security

A 43-year old TSA agent named Minneta Walker was arrested at Buffalo's Niagara International Airport on Tuesday for helping a drug dealer get past security, according to the Buffalo News.

The paper reports that Walker was watched for months, as federal agents became increasingly aware of her ties to local drug dealers.


The Associated Press
reports that both Walker, a nine-year TSA veteran, and the alleged drug dealer were arrested and plead guilty on Tuesday.

In January, a Buffalo transit cop admitted to taking home confiscated items, such as nail clippers and tweezers from TSA security. More egregiously, two TSA workers at New York's JFK airport copped to stealing nearly $40,000 from passengers in February.