FBI seeks $1.2 million for NY Fed that vanished from SWISS jet

An Airbus A320 plane of Swiss International Air Lines is landing on November 12, 2012 in Geneva. The company owned by German airline Lufthansa said it would cut flights to Athens and Madrid, both hard-hit by the eurozone crisis, and would expand its flights to more lucrative destinations.  AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
An Airbus A320 plane of Swiss International Air Lines is landing on November 12, 2012 in Geneva. The company owned by German airline Lufthansa said it would cut flights to Athens and Madrid, both hard-hit by the eurozone crisis, and would expand its flights to more lucrative destinations. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

More than $1 million in cash headed for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York disappeared from a SWISS International Air Line’s jet that landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the FBI said on Tuesday.

Before it vanished, the $1.2 million had been in the cargo hold of Flight 17 from Zurich to New York, which landed on Saturday afternoon, an FBI spokeswoman said. Officials had previously said that the flight landed on Monday.

The FBI declined to specify when the money was first determined to be missing or any other details about the theft.

FBI agents were investigating with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which runs the area airports.

Susanne Mühlemann, a spokeswoman for the airline, declined to comment on the investigation.

“We do not have any indication of any item being removed from a SWISS airline’s aircraft,” Mühlemann said.

Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman had no comment.

JFK airport has been targeted by thieves in the past, including the notorious heist of $5 million in cash from the Lufthansa terminal, a crime that was portrayed in the 1990 movie “Goodfellas”.

(Reporting by Francesca Trianni; Editing by Barbara Goldberg, L Gevirtz and David Gregorio)



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