Sources: Slain TSA officer had drugs in car

By Glenna Milberg, Reporter, gmilberg@Local10.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:54:55 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 20 2013 11:12:39 AM EST

The Transportation Security Administration officer found shot to death last week had drugs in his car and side businesses he hid from his family, sources told Local 10.

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The South Florida Transportation Security Administration officer found shot to death last week had drugs in his car and side businesses he hid from his family, sources told Local 10.

Ernesto Lluberes' wife last saw him a week ago Saturday night when he said he was leaving for his overnight shift as a TSA officer at Miami International Airport. But he had already called in sick for that shift.

About four hours later, at 3 a.m. Sunday, Lluberes was found shot to death in the driver's seat of his pick-up truck under a railroad overpass in Liberty City, more than 30 miles from home.

In his truck, crime scene detectives found drugs in powder form -- too much for one person's use -- Local 10 has learned. It's unclear whether drugs or dealing played a role in his murder.

Lluberes also peddled designer handbags, Michael Kors bags specifically, to his TSA coworkers at the airport, though it is unclear if they were authentic or counterfeit.

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