Baggage handler caught on camera stealing from Jetstar luggage at Phuket International Airport


A 27-year-old airport baggage handler was caught on CCTV cameras rifling through a passenger’s luggage in a failed robbery attempt. The handler, Abdullah Hayee Mayeh, was arrested while in possession of a stolen bluetooth speaker.

Confronted with the video of his offence – which has since gone viral – Abdullah admitted to the crime and surrendered the bluetooth speaker to the airport, so it could release it back to its rightful owner.

The incident occurred on Tuesday at Bay 15 at Phuket International Airport while Abdullah – an employee of a third-party baggage handling firm, BAGS – was loading luggage onto the aircraft parked on the tarmac. Abdullah has since been charged with robbery as police investigations are ongoing.

Confirming that BAGS provides services for around 90 airlines in Thailand, a Jetstar spokesman said in a recent statement:

“Jetstar is aware of a video circulating online and we are taking the matter very seriously. We have launched an immediate investigation and will work with Airports of Thailand, our ground handler BAGS and our local security company to ensure the security of our customers’ property on-board our flights.”


  1. More would opt for hand carry luggage. Reducing the risk of:
    1) losing value things
    2) adding illegal things
    3) changing items mixing up but may cause trouble (imagine having mixed wear)
    4) losing small things like souvenirs, ciggies, perfume, pen, ties etc

  2. Jetstar, I have similar bad experience recently when I took ur airline back from Chao Zhou/Shantou to S’pore on 2 Oct night. Something important in my lagguage was missing n obviously it was a theft case as my lagguage zip was not fully zipped when u collected it. Reply me if u r reading this email so that I can be in touch with u asap. Thanks.

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