Colombian theft suspects held at Changi

THREE Colombian men, suspected of being behind a raft of thefts at Changi Airport, were nabbed in a police ambush just as they were about to board a flight for Hong Kong on Saturday morning. 

Police recovered an assortment of valuables and cash on the trio, aged 42, 48 and 51, said spokesman Cheryl Foo. 

The items seized included five gold chains, four gold bangles, 11 pairs of gold earrings, two gold pendants, two gold necklaces, one gold brooch and two cell phones. 

Also found on them was a stash of currency notes in US, Hong Kong, Philippine and Singapore denominations. 

It is understood the items could be part of the loot from five cases of theft from passengers’ belongings that had occurred at both terminals of the airport since Feb 10.  

All three entered on social visit passes. – The Straits Times / Asia News Network  

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