Kenyan Dubai airport baggage handler on trial for stealing

A baggage handler at Dubai International Airport has gone on trial accused of stealing money and items from passengers’ suitcases, it was reported.

The 26-year-old Kenyan employee was caught on CCTV cameras removing AED7,500 ($2,041) in cash and a box of Twix chocolate bars from bags, Dubai’s 7DAYS newspaper reported.

“I used to open the bags and stick my hand inside searching for anything,” the accused was quoted as saying.

“Once I was so hungry [I] stole Twix bars from a bag. I repeated it again with other bags,” he added.

The accused denies the charges of theft and the case has been adjourned.

Dubai International Airport employs nearly 60,000 staff.

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