A shocking video of two Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees stealing money and other items from passenger bags at Miami International Airport has gone viral on social media. According to the New York Post, The officers allegedly stole at least $600 in cash and other items from passengers’ luggage on June 29 this year. The officers, identified as 20-year-old Josue Gonzalez and 33-year-old Labarrius Williams, were arrested in July when enforcement officials began investigating claims of theft at the checkpoint.
Video of the theft has now emerged, showing the officers working together to take money from wallets and purses they passed on the way to the X-ray machine. The footage shows one of the officers putting his hand in a wallet and putting the money in his own pocket.
Watch the video here:
TSA agents caught on surveillance video stealing hundreds of dollars in cash from passengers’ bags at Miami airport. pic.twitter.com/LhFW9yNRNV
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From Fox newsThe duo, along with Elizabeth Fuster, were arrested in July and initially charged with organized fraud, according to Miami-Dade County jail records. They were booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Detention Center.
Fuster and Gonzalez confessed to “numerous thefts” from travelers, admitting they stole an average of $1,000 a day while working together. Both have pleaded not guilty to the third-degree grand larceny charges they face, while the charges against Fuster were dropped in August.
According to the TSA, the agents have been relieved of screening duties pending the completion of the investigation and administrative actions.
TSA’s statement said, “The Transportation Security Administration holds its Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to the highest professional and ethical standards and does not tolerate misconduct in the workplace.”
“We actively and aggressively investigated these allegations of misconduct and submitted our findings to the Miami-Dade Police Department and are working closely with them. Any employee who fails to meet our fundamental ethical standards will be held accountable,” the statement said.