Wasn't There a Foo Fighters Video About This? (Sky-High Drug-Smuggling Edition)

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Not the fresh-making power of Mentos, but drug-smuggling airplane types?:

Two U.S. air marshals pleaded guilty Monday to accepting money to smuggle cocaine on a flight to Las Vegas and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

The marshals admitted they accepted $15,000 to use their positions as air marshals to bypass airport security and smuggle 15 pounds of cocaine….

The men face 10 years to life in prison and a maximum fine of $4 million on the smuggling charge, and 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on a bribery charge.

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  1. $15,000? They got screwed.

  2. Things like this are why my fairly conservative Republican father supports some form of drug legalization and is strongly opposed to using the military in drug interdiction efforts — prolonged prohibition inevitably breeds graft and corruption in the entities devoted to enforcing prohibition.

  3. $15,000? 15 lbs of cocaine has a street value of about $650,000. These guys should go to jail for being so stupid and not demanding more money.

  4. I’m shocked! Shocked I tell you!

  5. Long-term airport parking: $47

    Online 5 day Vegas Resort Get-a-Way: $837

    Picking up the Air-Marshal’s luggage by mistake: Priceless

    Some things money can’t buy… Government agents ain’t one of them.

  6. There is another blog item about Virginia Beach PD being sued because they made basic math skills a criteria for hiring.

    Since the Air Marshalls haven’t been sued, here’s a thought – the dealers actually offered the Marshalls $150,000, but gave them 10% of that, because they knew they couldn’t count.

  7. 10-Life that’s only 5 year less than McCoy gives for Murder 2.

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