Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Mumbai: CISF nabs loader with Rs 1.2 lakh bangles

Mumbai: Valuables, including jewellery, laptops, watches and mobiles should never be put in check-in bags, and they should always be carried within the safe confines of one's cabin baggage. But some passengers pack expensive items into check-in bags as some handlers of these bags would know. A CISF personnel caught the loader of a ground handling company with two gold bangles he had nicked from the check-in bag of a passenger bound for Dubai from Mumbai airport at 11.35pm last Thursday.
CISF sub-inspector M K Choudhary noticed suspicious images of metallic items in baggage of a Celebi-NAS (ground-handling company) loader at Terminal 2. "He immediately stopped the conveyor belt and told the loader to open the bag for a physical check,'' said a CISF official. Two gold bangles, weighing about 40gm, were recovered. "The loader revealed that he stole the bangles from the check-in luggage of a SpiceJet flight. The airline, ground-handling company and police were informed. "Later, the Celebi-NAS staffer, along with the recovered bangles valued at about Rs 1.2 lakh, were handed over to Sahar police,'' the CISF said.
05/06/19 Times of India