Airport worker fired for attempted baggage theft


TAIPEI–A worker at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport services Co. has been fired after he was caught attempting to steal from the luggage of passengers traveling on the Emirates airline, police said.

The worker, surnamed Liao, was in charge of unloading luggage.

When Emirates flight no. EK366 arrived on the afternoon of Jan. 30, he sneaked into the aircraft’s hold to try to look for valuables belonging to passengers.

However, his actions were filmed by video cameras installed by the airline on the flight.

Emirates headquarters in Dubai reviewed the video footage in late March and reported the matter to the Taiwanese authorities.

Aviation police questioned Liao in April and he was later fired. Police are still investigating the matter.