Eight individuals have been arrested and accused of participating in a drug trafficking ring in the Charlotte and Greensboro areas. Among the individuals arrested was a Transportation Security Administration employee. The suspects were charged by the Department of Justice on Nov. 9 and all of them will face drug conspiracy charges.
According to the Department of Justice, the TSA officer, who is employed at the Charlotte Douglas Airport, was the ringleader of the drug trafficking network. They say that he used his position as a TSA officer to help distribute drugs through airports. According to an affidavit, the man was able to use his status as a TSA officer to travel with drugs unsuspected.