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My Fox Boston Reports JetBlue & Delta employees accused of smuggling money

( — Five airline employees were arrested Thursday amid allegations that they smuggled thousands of dollars in cash they believed were drug proceeds.

Four men from Massachusetts and one man from Florida were arrested and charged with money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the United States. They’re accused of using their airport security clearance to circumvent TSA security checkpoints.

Investigators allege nine money laundering transactions were conducted, totaling $417,000. In return, they were reportedly paid by a cooperating witness.

Rupert Crossley, 25, of Lynn, Eric Vick, 24, of Mattapan, Anthony Trotman, 24, of Boston, and Alvin Leacock, 27, of Hollywood, Fla., all worked as JetBlue Airways ground operations crew members at the time of their arrest. Dino Dunkley, 31, of Boston, was a Delta Air Lines customer service ramp agent.

Investigators allege Vick and Dunkley each transported the smuggled cash aboard flights from Boston to Florida.

If convicted, the men face up to 20 years in prison.