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Philippines: New Security Measures at NAIA Catch 2 Baggage Handlers Stealing

Two baggage handlers have been let go after a new security firm hired by various airline companies at NAIA found the pair robbing the incoming luggage during night operations.

A spokesperson for Avomsi said that a ‘nighttime’ modus was behind the large scale theft that was going on at NAIA.

The company now will implement new security passes to prevent cargo loaders from ‘moonlighting’ with other airlines at NAIA.

Avomsi said that some of the workers at NAIA actually volunteer their services to airline companies, mostly at night. The company has ended the service of volunteers as they are said to be the ones who assisted the modus to steal on a daily basis.

The two baggage handlers who were recently caught were stealing a high-end mobile phone and wallet containing cash in a foreign currency which amounted to approximately P10,000. The luggage belonged to a Filipino who had arrived from China.

The two cargo loaders have since been fired but no criminal charges were filed against them – the phone and the cash were returned to their owner.

More information available here: http://philippineslifestyle.com/blog/2016/08/17/naia-catch-2-handlers-stealing/

Source: Philippines Lifestyle News.

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