Holes Found In Sydney Airport Security
Gangs of corrupt baggage handlers at Sydney Airport, the largest airport in Australia, are involved in activities that range from stealing valuables out of suitcases to using passengers' bags to smuggle drugs and stolen goods, The Australian reported Monday. A classified government report also says some Asian-recruited Qantas flight crew are "high-risk" and may be involved in the importation of narcotics but are not kept track of adequately by Customs officials, according to The Australian. The report also said 39 security screeners had serious criminal convictions, and 14 were suspected illegal immigrants. Government officials said the investigations are ongoing and safety precautions are adequate, and the flying public shouldn't panic.