They tell you at the airport to 'watch your bags.' But if the results of a San Antonio Airport Police and TSA sting operation are any indication, the place you really need to start watching them is after they have been checked in, 1200 WOAI news reports.
Following numerous reports of checked luggage being tampered with at San Antonio International Airport and items being removed from bags, police conducted an operation and nabbed a 23 year old baggage handler for stealing items out of checked luggage.
Police say they have been tracking the case for a month.
Investigators say they found items from 'bait bags' which were placed among the regular checked luggage in the man's possession.
Officials say the suspect works for a contractor hired by the Airport to handle bags and is not an Airport employee.