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Gov’t looking into who stole over $1M at JFK

Mark Lennihan

JAMAICA — More than $1 million disappeared from a Swiss airliner that landed at JFK Airport over the weekend and the feds are looking to see who made off with the cheese, the New York Post reported.

Swiss Air Flight 17 took off from Zurich en route to Kennedy around 2 p.m. Saturday with $93 million in cash that was being transferred by an American bank from its Zurich branch to the United States, according to the Post.

But when the crates holding the bounty reached their destination at a federal reserve facility in East Rutherford, N.J., Monday, authorities found a hole in one of the containers and 12 packs of $100,000 bundles were missing, the paper reported.

It was not clear exactly when the loot had been lifted, and the FBI was preparing to administer lie-detector tests to airport workers as they investigate the heist, the Post said.

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