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Officers serve search warrants in LAX luggage-theft probe

Officers serve search warrants in LAX luggage-theft probe
Officers served search warrants Wednesday night at LAX and other locations as part of an investigation into luggage thefts from the airport. (Los Angeles Times)

Law enforcement authorities on Wednesday night were serving search warrants and apprehending suspects as part of a months-long investigation into luggage and cargo thefts at Los Angeles International Airport.

Airport police and other officers swooped down on a cargo facility building near Imperial Highway and Aviation Boulevard by the southeast side of LAX, according to a source familiar with the operation. Television news footage showed officers at the facility, where luggage is handled.

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Officers also were serving search warrants in Paramount and at a home in the 8800 block of Hooper Street in the incorporated Florence-Firestone neighborhood adjacent to South Los Angeles, according to the source.

No other details were immediately available.

[Updated 10:20 p.m. PST, March 26: Suspects taken into custody are contract workers, authorities said.]

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