Cash, jewelry, electronics and other valuables are being stolen from passengers’ baggage at a staggering rate...
Law enforcement sources told [CBS reporter Marcia] Kramer that thefts at the airport have increased at a staggering and alarming rate. There are now more that 200 a day — and that’s every day. Baggage handlers, jetway workers and even security people are all in on the ongoing scam to steal you blind.
“The belly of the airplane has become like a flea market for airport employees. They go in there and go through all the luggage unencumbered, unchecked,” JFK security lawyer Kenneth Mollins said...
Sources told Kramer that one of the things that makes the thieves so successful is that they engage in luggage profiling. They go after the most expensive luggage, but they also check out where you come from. So if you live in Scarsdale or Muttontown or North Woodmere you’re more likely to have your bags opened and possibly things stolen.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
JFK Airport Baggage Scandal; 200 Thefts Per Day; Luggage Profiling
Think twice before you check your luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport, says CBS News in New York: