authorities <bust> flight attendants

NewAmerica

Senior Member
Mandarin
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.

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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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