Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Baggage Handlers Stole from Checked Luggage at Halifax Airport:police

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Baggage Handlers Stole from Checked Luggage at Halifax Airport:police

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N.S. handlers stole from luggage: RCMP

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HALIFAX - Three baggage handlers have been charged after alleged thefts from luggage at Halifax Stanfield International Airport -- and RCMP say more arrests are expected.

The handlers allegedly searched through checked baggage after it had been loaded onto a plane Jan. 27, Nova Scotia RCMP said in a press release.

"Theft from luggage on any aircraft is very concerning," said Cpl. Andrew Joyce. "We have an expectation that when you hand your property over to be safeguarded, you expect it to be safeguarded."

Like all baggage handlers, the three men worked for an airline but an airport authority spokeswoman would not say which carrier or what was allegedly stolen. She noted the accused passed security screening before they could work as baggage handlers. …

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