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Richard Wong made it through TSA screening with someone else’s boarding pass.


Three box cutters fell out of a bag about to be stowed in an overhead bin on a JetBlue flight departing from JFK.

Two screeners and a supervisor were to be disciplined.

Two TSA agents were busted for stealing $40,000 from passengers at JFK. The money was discovered during checked baggage X-ray.

Coumar allegedly X-rayed a piece of baggage bound for Argentina on January 30 and spotted a bag of money, according to a criminal complaint. He called Webb, who was assigned to a baggage belt area for American Airlines in building 56 at JFK and alerted him about the bag with the money, indicating that it probably belonged to a drug dealer, prosecutors said.

Webb searched the bag, found the cash, and marked the bag with tape. He called Coumar and confirmed the cash was inside. The men then met in the baggage area, found the bag wrapped in tape, and “observed what appeared to be approximately $170,000 in the bag,” the complaint states.

Coumar allegedly grabbed $40,000 in cash, stuffed the money into his clothing and met Webb in an airport bathroom where they divvied up the proceeds of the swiped loot.