two passengers who traveled on an Aerolineas Argentinas flight to Miami, United States, reported today to the company’s staff, before landing, that they had been victims of cash theft during the course of the trip.
The complaint was confirmed THE NATION by sources from the commercial airline, who assured that “once the passengers reported the incident to the crew, the flight commander notified the destination police, in this case, the Miami airport police.”
As explained in Aerolineas Argentina, that security force at the Miami airport is investigating the incident. The official sources clarified that because it happened in the cabin, the responsibility for taking care of the hand luggage itself is the responsibility of each passenger, unlike the clearance in the hold, which is paid by the airline.
“Two passengers who stated that they were missing cash and two other passengers claimed that their hand luggage appeared in a different place from the one they had left it at the start of the flight, without missing anything,” assured in Aerolineas Argentinas.
It was also confirmed that two people had been identified as suspects by the crew, for their movements during the flight and because they were the only ones who changed seats. “Under the seat of one of them, a clip was found that would have contained part of the missing money”, was detailed.
The denunciation of the incident and the subsequent report by the aircraft commander to the US security force caused the delay in the disembarkation of the passengers.
It transpired that one of the victims had lost US$4,000 that he was carrying in his hand luggage.