The plot doesn't exactly scream "international jewel thief." After every flight, workers are supposed to take all the unopened bottles and put them in storage. Instead of doing that, 15 workers from LSG Sky Chefs took some of the bottles and put them in their pockets. Then they paid security guards to let them remove the miniatures from the airport.
By the time they got caught the criminals had lifted $750,000 worth of booze. When police busted ringleader Domingo Duran they found 50,000 bottles just in his house. Listen. Crime is bad and yada yada. But you've got to admire anyone who has that kind of dedication to stockpiling alcohol. You can admire them grudgingly, but admire them you must.
Infinitely less admirable, and in other airport crime news, a TSA screener has been jailed for procession of child pornography. Suffice to say that this news won't dampen the rhetoric about "TSA perverts" that you find all over conspiracy theory bulletin boards. Also, eww.
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