Pilferage at SA airports still high

TWELVE out of every 20000 bags are tampered with at South Africa's airports every day, the Airports Company of South Africa said yesterday.

TWELVE out of every 20000 bags are tampered with at South Africa's airports every day, the Airports Company of South Africa said yesterday.

The company's head of security, Jason Tshabalala, told Parliament's portfolio committee on transport that baggage pilferage at airports was well below the world benchmark.

"The world benchmark is one bag per 1000 per day, screened and handled by ground handling companies," he said at a briefing on the state of readiness of airports for the 2010 World Cup. - Sapa

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