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TSA agent accused of helping drug dealers

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 1 (UPI) -- A Transportation Security Administration worker was arrested Tuesday, accused of helping drug dealers get through checkpoints at the airport in Buffalo, N.Y.

Minetta Walker, 43, of Buffalo, whose job was to help screen passengers, was taken into custody by federal agents at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, The Buffalo News reported.

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Walker, who had been under surveillance for months, pleaded not guilty later in the day before a federal magistrate, the News said.

Authorities say Walker allegedly assisted "known drug traffickers" with information and with getting through airport security checkpoints.

"There have been some developments in an investigation at the airport. There has been an arrest," said Earl Gould, spokesman for the Buffalo FBI office.

TSA officials had no immediate comment on the arrest, and Walker said "no comment" when approached by a reporter after her court appearance, the News said.

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