TSA Workers Charged In Meth-Smuggling Plot


SAN FRANCISCO—A pair or TSA security screeners have been charged for their involvement in a drug smuggling operation at San Francisco International Airport.

Claudio Rene Sunux, 30, and Amanda Lopez, 27, were arrested on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamines through carry-on luggage in exchange for a monetary bribe.

Anibal Giovanni Ramirez, 28, is a third suspect that has been listed in a federal complaint that was unsealed on March 6.

According to the report, Ramirez, Sunux, and Lopez all partially coordinated the operation through Facebook Messenger.

Breaking Bay: The three San Francisco residents are currently in federal custody.

Sunux and Lopez have been charged with agreeing to receive a bribe, an offense punishable by a maximum of 15 years in prison.

All three suspects, currently in federal custody, have also been charged on conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, punishable by a maximum of ten years in prison and up to $10 million in fines.