Airport Baggage Handler Accused of Stealing $84,000 Worth of Belongings

By | April 8, 2013

abc gma tsa1 jt 130407 wblog Airport Baggage Handler Accused of Stealing $84,000 Worth of Belongings Guns, jewelry and watches were among the items prosecutors say he stuffed into his backpack.

Vang faces 11 felony counts of theft.

Brad Garrett, a former FBI special agent and ABC News analyst, said it would be difficult to stop something like this from happening again.

“You basically can’t secure bags because of the sheer volume and the movement of the bags and the handlers ability to have the bags where no one’s watching him at any given time,” he said.

A second airport horror story was also exposed this week when a Delta Airlines employee allegedly breached security at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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Marcelino Aponte, 31, was turned away by TSA officials because he did not have a boarding pass for his flight to Orlando.

Authorities say Aponte then used his airport security badge to get through locked areas and board his flight– completely bypassing any metal detectors.

TSA told ABC News they responded within nine minutes, however Aponte’s flight landed in Orlando before he was detained.

“The reality is if you work at an airline and you’re moving around through the airport from non secure to secure areas, you in effect do not have to go through TSA clearances each time you go in and out of a secure area,” Garrett said. …

via Airport Baggage Handler Accused of Stealing $84,000 Worth of Belongings – ABC News.

0 thoughts on “Airport Baggage Handler Accused of Stealing $84,000 Worth of Belongings

  1. Fred Killer

    As I’ve always said, this is an obvious security loophole that you can’t close, as at some point, you have to trust someone.

    All the anti-terrorism measures in the world are pointless if a hijacker or bomber manages to get a job as a baggage handler or security guard.

    That’s not to mention a maintenance technician……

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