Woah! Airport Baggage Handler Caught Stealing from Passenger Luggage

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You may want to think about checking your bag after hearing this. An airport baggage handler at Phuket International Airport was caught opening and stealing from checked baggage from passenger. He worked for BAGS which provides contract baggage handling for over 100 airlines in Phuket.

You can view the video of him caught in the act

Per Fox News,

Abdullah Hayee Mayeh was arrested October 12 following video footage that circulated showing him opening airplane passenger’s bags in the luggage compartment of a Jetstar flight and stealing the contents inside.

The 27-year-old airport worker was caught on CCTV “opening passenger bags and helping himself to contents,” the Mirror reported.

Mayeh, who was employed by BAGS, a company that provides baggage services for nearly 100 airlines in Thailand, was arrested later at Phuket International Airport in Thailand.

Upon his arrest, Mayeh made a full confession and turned over a stolen Bluetooth, the Phuket Gazette reports. The authorties are reportedly trying to match any stolen item with the passenger from whom it was taken.

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  1. Not shocking at all. This happens all the time. I never put anything of real value in checked baggage. Nevertheless, I’ve had lots of things stolen like inexpensive toys being transported as Christmas gifts. Oddly, I’ve checked wines worth hundreds per bottle and they’ve always come through unmolested (no choice but to check those). I’m glad these guys don’t know the value of fine wines!

  2. I loved this post about Thailand. I have traveled around Phuket island lots of times. Exceptional restaurants, beaches, and the curry is yum, which I loved. No1 place to dwell for a few 2/3 weeks.

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