Worker at Airport Caught Stealing From Luggage

October 16, 2017 Updated: October 16, 2017

A worker in Thailand was captured on camera stealing from luggage at the Phuket International Airport.

Abdullah Hayee Mayeh, 27, an airport baggage handler was seen on CCTV cameras going through a passenger’s luggage, according to The Independent (of Singapore). He was later arrested while in possession of a stolen bluetooth speaker.

The crime took place at Bay 15 at Phuket International Airport as he was loading luggage onto the aircraft on the tarmac. He didn’t work for the airport, but for the private firm, BAGS, which provides services to 100 airlines in Thailand, including Jetstar.

He’s since been charged with robbery after being arrested at the Phuket Airport. According to the Phuket Gazette, he confessed and turned over the stolen property to the relevant authorities.

“Jetstar is aware of a video circulating online and we are taking the matter very seriously. We have launched an immediate investigation and will work with Airports of Thailand, our ground handler BAGS, and our local security company to ensure the security of our customers’ property on-board our flights,” Jetstar said in a statement to the Independent.

The incident took place on Oct. 12, but the footage was being shared across social media over the weekend.

Reports said that airline officials are now trying to match the stolen property with passengers.

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