Five Suspects Arrested in Aiport Luggage Thefts
January 2, 2007 -- Houston police
have arrested five suspects and say more arrests are possible
in connection with the thefts of dozens of pieces of luggage from
Bush Intercontinental Airport.
The five suspects are each charged with engaging
in organized criminal activity in the 182nd State District Court.
They are identified as:
* Erick Perez (H/m, DOB 7-22-77)
* Ricardo Aguilar (H/m, DOB 11-19-83)
* Manuel Aguilar (H/m, DOB 11-19-83)
* Carlos Osorio (H/m, DOB 8-12-82)
* Daniel Venegas (H/m, DOB 1-5-81)
All five suspects are employed by Menzies Aviation
Group, an airline contractor, and work at the airport. They are
not employed or contracted by the Houston Airport System. Menzies
Aviation Group representatives have been very cooperative in the
In addition to 68 pieces of luggage originally
recovered from a dumpster at 230 Bammel Westfield on December
26, investigators have recovered an additional 90 pieces of luggage
from two separate locations. All stolen luggage involved bags
being transferred between connecting flights.
The investigation is ongoing and may result in
additional arrests and charges. Anyone with information in these
cases is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at