$1.2 Million Cash Stolen From Plane’s Cargo Container

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NEW YORK (UPI) — Port Authority detectives are investigating the theft of $1.2 million in cash from a Swissair flight that landed at JFK Airport in New York City.

Authorities didn’t disclose where the jet had come from but said upon landing at JFK Monday, they found a bag that should have contained the money empty inside the external cargo container.

The New York Post said detectives are trying to determine when the thief gained access to the cargo container — at JFK after the flight landed or prior to the flight’s departure. The cargo container showed no signs of forced entry suggesting the theft may have taken place before the plane took off, the Post said.

Detectives are also investigating whether a mechanic, member of the flight crew or another airport worker might have had access to the area to steal the money.

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