Fifteen employees from the service staff at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International Airport were arrested yesterday (April 24) for complicity in stealing valuables from passenger’s luggage, such as smart-phones, laptops and iPads and similar devices and selling them on the black market.
COMMENT: The arrests came after the Airport Security Police (PSA) carried out twenty raids in search of evidence. The suspects worked for service providers Intercargo, Lan, Flyin Services y Sky Chefs companies.
Travelers are reminded to carry ALL valuables in their carry-on luggage and not place them in checked baggage, given the high risk of in-transit theft and larceny. As I have mentioned before, international insurance coverage is available through http://www.safeware.com to cover the theft of laptops, iPads, video players and even digital cameras.