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"Frankfurt Airport Has Theft and Security Problems, Bild Says"
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Frankfurt Airport Has Theft and Security Problems, Bild Says
Organized gangs at Frankfurt Airport, Europe's second-busiest, have been
stealing cargo goods such as jewelry, cigarettes and mobile phones worth
millions of euros for years, Bild Zeitung said, citing German television
Criminals were able to bribe security guards, while employees at
Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Europe's No. 3 airline, gave details on which
goods were being transported to which destination, the tabloid said,
quoting the TV station.
The TV report also showed that security checks at the airport, operated
by Fraport AG, fail to prevent people entering restricted areas without
permission, Bild said. Former Fraport employees were able to enter
secure areas with expired identification cards, according to the report.
The airport operator is going to hold a subcontractor responsible, and
may cancel that company's operating license, Bild reported, citing
Fraport security head Volker Zintel.
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