Operation Last Call uncovers $750,000 of stolen airplane booze
September 12th, 2012
09:15 PM ET
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It was a security breach at one of the country's busiest airports conducted on a tiny scale.

Eighteen workers at New York's JFK Airport were arrested on Wednesday and accused of stealing more than 100,000 mini-bottles of alcohol from LSG Sky Chefs, which provides food and beverages for American Airlines.

The arrests capped off a nine-month investigation, dubbed "Operation Last Call" by the Port Authority's Office of Inspector General.

Most of the accused were employed by LSG, but three were security guards hired by private contractors to guard JFK Airport and American Airlines. The guards are charged with taking bribes to look past the thefts and for receiving stolen property.

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  1. icon pack

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    September 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
  2. Cestakey

    $7.50 per mini bottle? Seriously?

    September 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  3. disgusted

    It took NINE MONTHS to catch these people? Does no one take inventory?

    September 13, 2012 at 8:18 am |
  4. MC

    MysticYat said it. I hate that flying has become such a hassle and at the same time people working at the airports or/and providing the security services are doing whatever.

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    September 13, 2012 at 4:15 am |
    • WAHHHH!!!!!

      My reply to MysticYat applied to you too. Read it.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  5. Ground Beef

    Next up: Operation Salty Nuts.

    September 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
    • Rob

      Mmmmm.....salty nuts!

      September 13, 2012 at 6:34 am |
  6. MysticYat

    I have to practically strip to get through airport security – shoes off, jackets off, sweaters off, jewelry off, watch off, computer out, bags ready f or search. Yet behind the scenes – where large containers are loaded and unloaded from planes, where the REAL danger to air travel is – nobody bothers to even try to check on employees

    September 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
    • WAHHHH!!!!!

      Then don't fly. Seriously. It's a convenience. Nobody is holding a gun to your head and saying GET ON THAT PLANE! Drive, walk, run, boat, train, bus. Quit bitching and get out of the line so I can get around you.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:49 am |
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