Airport baggage handler faces imprisonment after swapping tags of around 300 suitcases

A baggage handler working in Singapore’s Changi Airport is now facing a jail term of 20 days for swapping tags of about 300 suitcases.

The bags then ended up being in wrong travel destinations.

66-year-old Tay Boon Keh has admitted on his offense for swapping wrong bag tags at the Changi Airport.

The incident took place last November 2016 until February 17.

The man admitted to his crime because he was frustrated over his ignored requests for additional manpower, as per a report from Channel News Asia (CNA).

Suitcases bound for Manila, Perth, Frankfurt, London and San Francisco, were among those affected by the swapping incident.

The passengers which were affected by the swapping case belong to Singapore Airlines and SilkAir passengers.

The court said that the accused was suffering from major depressive disorder.

Prosecutors said that the mental health condition of the accused does not have a direct impact on the case.

The court said that the intentional swapping incident may have serious impact on the case.

Staff Report

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