The Buffalo News
March 7, 2011
Sen. Charles E. Schumer Saturday demanded that the Transportation Security Administration launch an investigation, after a TSA agent was arrested last week and accused of helping drug dealers evade security at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
If the TSA discovers systematic problems with hiring practices, Schumer said, he would push hard for the agency to adopt tougher standards.
“How was she hired, and why was she trusted with the safety of so many innocent people?” said Schumer, D-N. Y. “TSA owes everyone who flies through Buffalo Niagara International Airport and those who live in Western New York immediate answers.”
Federal agents arrested TSA employee Minnetta Walker Tuesday on charges that she provided information to suspected drug dealers and helped them get past security checkpoints with minimum security.
This article was posted: Monday, March 7, 2011 at 9:24 am