Four flight attendants were arrested on money laundering charges at Miami International Airport.
Four American Airlines flight attendants are facing money laundering charges after they were caught with more than $22,000 cash during a routine customs check.
Carlos Alberto Munoz-Moyano, Maria Isabel Wilson Ossandon, Maria Beatriz Pasten-Cuzmar, and Miaria Delpilar Roman-Strick were arrested at Miami International Airport on Monday after arriving from Chile.
Customs officials grew suspicious when Munoz-Moyano claimed he only had $100 on him, before they actually found $9,000.
This prompted Customs and Border Patrol agents to search all flight attendants, uncovering $22,671 in undeclared cash.
According to reports, the four told law enforcement that they were promised a 1 percent cut of the money that was found on them.
The four defendants were charged with money laundering, which carries a maximum sentence of five years.
The four are being held on a $10,000 bond and an immigration hold.
American Airlines told the Miami Herald, “We take this matter seriously and are cooperating with law enforcement throughout their investigation.”