Following a customs check, four American Airlines flight attendants were arrested at Miami International Airport on Monday, charged with money laundering.
The flight attendants arrived in Miami on a flight from Chile. When a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent asked one of the flight attendants how much cash he had on him, he said $100, but after being questioned further, admitted to having $9,000. Agents soon discovered the man and three other flight attendants from his plane were carrying more than $22,000 in cash, without the proper license.
"We take this matter seriously and are cooperating with law enforcement throughout their investigation," American Airlines told USA Today on Wednesday.