Member of Parliament, representing the Algerian community abroad, Noureddine Belmeddah, criticized the return of the theft of luggage at the Algerian airports, especially Algiers airport.
He said, on his Facebook page, that he received three complaints in one week regarding thefts of luggage of some Algerian travelers, and appealed to travelers urging them to file a complaint and officialize it at the level of the police station at the airport if they are victims of luggage theft.
“The former Minister of Transport has already intervened and rushed in and sent a ministerial inspection committee to Algiers Airport, after his protest, at the time, in the intervention at the hearing of Parliament on the delay and theft of luggage at airports, especially at Algiers airport where some of the workers who carry the bags are judicial precedents.”
“The minister called me after that and told me that he made sure new procedures are applied and that he saw the workers who carried baggage were under hand-to-legs inspection and confirmed that the measures that were taken at the time largely reduced the thefts”.
Belmeddah expressed his displeasure at the return of the phenomenon of luggage theft, saying: “Since we are now living in another kind of chaos, the phenomenon of luggage theft returned. In one week I received three complaints of thefts from members of our community, one of whom said a gift that he had bought to his fiancée was stolen from his bag, and other passenger condemned these immoral acts.”
He called on the Algerian travelers not to keep silent after stealing their luggage, calling them to write complaints and officialize them at the police stations at the airport and asked them to carry valuables things in bags to avoid falling into the trap of thefts.