Four American Airlines flight attendants are facing money laundering charges, after at least three of them were allegedly caught by Customs smuggling more than $20,000 into the United States.

According to a criminal complaint, Maria Isabel Wilson-Ossandon, 48, Carlos Alberto Munoz-Moyano, 40, Miaria Delpilar Roman-Strick, 55, and Maria Beatriz Pasten-Cuzmar, 55, were arrested in Miami and charged with money laundering and unauthorized transmitting of money. When Munoz-Moyano arrived at Miami International Airport from Chile, a Customs and Border Patrol agent conducted a routine check. According to a police report, when the agent asked Munoz-Moyano how much U.S. currency he had on him, the flight attendant first said $100 but then changed his story, saying he had $9,000 on him. This prompted agents to check other flight attendants. In total, authorities seized $22,671 from the flight attendants. 

A statement from American Airlines said they are cooperating with law enforcement and “take this matter seriously.”

4 American Airlines flight attendants arrested on money laundering charges after trip from Chile


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