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.

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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