$1.2M in $100 Bills Goes Missing from JFK-Bound Flight: FBI

The Swiss International Air Lines flight landed at JFK on Saturday

By Shimon Prokupecz and Jonathan Dienst
|  Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013  |  Updated 8:36 PM PDT
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$1.2M in $100 Bills Missing from JFK-Bound Flight: FBI

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The FBI is investigating the theft of $1.2 million in $100 bills from the cargo area of a flight out of Switzerland that landed at Kennedy Airport, NBC 4 New York has learned. 

The Port Authority is also investigating the theft from the Swiss International Air Lines flight.

A law enforcement official says $48 million was being transported from Zurich on a flight that arrived Saturday.

 
The cash was headed to a Federal Reserve facility in New Jersey, and the missing $1.2 million was detected when the Fed was processing the cash. 
 
Authorities then found a hole in the cargo area where the $48 million was transported.

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