DEA set up task forces in 15 airports and seized $209 million
Federal drug agents are consistently taking cash from unsuspecting travelers, often not charging travelers with any crime.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents profile passengers of trains and airlines to identify if the commuter is likely to be holding substantial amounts of money, according to a USA Today investigation. The DEA set up task forces in 15 of the country’s largest airports and ultimately seized $209 million from approximately 5,200 people in a decade.
The author and leader of the investigation suspects this is under-reported: