Australia, Sydney: 91 year old man charged with cocaine importation despite not knowing of drugs in luggage.
India: Theft of Parliamentarian's luggage sparks investigation into growing luggage tampering problem.
A query triggered by a parliamentarian's loss has prompted the government to unzip baggage data that suggest India's airports are getting increasingly theft-prone. Airports across the country cumulatively documented 114 cases of baggage theft last year, a 50 per cent increase over the number during the previous year, the Union civil aviation ministry has told Parliament. B.V. Nayak, the Congress MP from Raichur constituency in Karnataka, lost Rs 2 lakh in cash while travelling from Bangalore to Hyderabad in May...
Latin America: Sinaloa Cartel Involved In Scheme To Use Unwitting Airline Passengers In Latin America To Transport Drugs.
(USA, St Louis): American Airline employees accused of smuggling drugs to St. Louis in airline baggage.
(Dallas, USA): 46 people arrested in in Dallas airport drugs ring using commercial airlines to transport narcotics.
Deepak Golani, head of Etihad's security for the last 10 years, has been arrested in Mumbai Airport for smuggling gold and is under further investigation for possibly smuggling drugs aboard flights run by Etihad Airlines into the airport. Golani is the highest-ranking insider arrested for smuggling by local authorities. In recent months, 18 insiders - Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) employees and airline staff -- have been arrested for smuggling. Customs sources said it was cause for alarm that the...