Airline worker to plead guilty in Hawaii meth case
HONOLULU (AP) - A former American Airlines employee accused of using his airline credentials to bypass airport security and bring methamphetamine to Hawaii is expected to plead guilty.
Tulituafulu Tuli Maata is scheduled to change his not guilty plea Thursday in federal court.
Court documents allege he was an aircraft fueler who used his credentials to bypass airport security and hand-carry five to 10 pounds of crystal meth on flights from Los Angeles to Honolulu.
He was arrested in April when he landed at Honolulu International Airport after a Los Angeles flight. The FBI says agents found three pounds of crystal meth in a bag he was carrying.
The criminal complaint says he told an agent he was expecting to make $2,000 per pound for himself, after paying off his Los Angeles supplier.
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