authorities <bust> flight attendants


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If I rewrite "authorities bust flight attendants" as "authorities arrest flight attendants", will you native speakers feel the same? Is there some nuance between the two? Bust sounds more neat to me.

Australian authorities bust flight attendants accused of smuggling millions of dollars of heroin and meth

By Euan McKirdy and Angus Watson, CNN
January 16, 2019
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