Fort Bragg Soldier Tonya Long Smuggled $1 Million From Afghanistan, Got Plastic Surgery And 18-Wheeler

ICE agent
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By Paul Szoldra

A former Army Staff Sgt. at Fort Bragg was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for smuggling over $1 million out of Afghanistan, according to a report from the Fayetteville Observer.

Along with an unnamed co-conspirator serving in Afghanistan from January 2008 to April 2009, Sgt. Tonya Long, a customs inspector, took the money in a double-billing kickback scheme. In the course of inspecting personal property being loaded for shipment back to the United States, her co-conspirator would collect the money, and Long would place it in VCRs stripped of their components.