Baggage handler admits to stealing tablet at Hanoi airport

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Baggage theft has been a persistent problem at Noi Bai Airport. Photo: Dao Loan/VnExpress Baggage theft has been a persistent problem at Noi Bai Airport. Photo: Dao Loan/VnExpress

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Police in Hanoi are investigating a baggage theft at Noi Bai Airport in which a baggage handler admitted to stealing a tablet from a suitcase on a domestic flight.
Security staff at the airport Thursday afternoon caught Nguyen Thanh Long, a 24-year-old handler, hiding an iPad in a plastic bag.
At first he said he had brought the iPad from home but later admitted to taking it from a bag while loading luggage onto a Vietnam Airlines flight from Hanoi to Nha Trang.
Many cases of baggage theft at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, the country's biggest airports, were reported last year, prompting the authorities to install more cameras. They have pledged to enhance security checks, but there seems to be no end to the problem in sight.

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