ANOTHER ARRESTED IN LUGGAGE SCHEME/ THEFT!

THEY CAUGHT JAVIER!

Houston police have arrested a sixth suspect in connection with the thefts
of dozens of pieces of luggage from Bush Intercontinental Airport.
The suspect, Javier Hernandez (H/m, DOB 5-15-83), is charged with felony
theft in the 182nd State District Court. He was arrested Friday (January 5) at
approximately 4 p.m. outside of his place of employment (Menzies Aviation
Group). The previous five suspects arrested were each charged with engaging in
organized criminal activity in the 182nd State District Court. They were
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 six 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 investigation.
In addition to 68 pieces of luggage originally recovered from a dumpster at
230 Bammel Westfield on December 26, investigators 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.