Cathay Pacific has been having some pretty rough luck recently. After contaminated water was found last month in their airplanes, they reportedly lost last Friday night a bag containing NZD1 million (4,080,500 yuan) at the Hong Kong International airport.
The missing bag, along with 12 others, were carrying cash valuing NZD10 million (40,805,000 yuan) when it was flown from New Zealand through a Cathay Pacific airplane.
Upon arrival at the airport at 9:10 p.m., the cash bags, labelled with”G4S International”, were being delivered to the Bank of China with a 2 x 1.5 x 1.5-meter luggage box, through the cargo transfer service provided by Cathay’s subsidiary, Hong Kong Airport Services.
Surveillance footage shows that the three bags fell out from the trailer, which was not properly fastened, while it was making a turn at a corner.
During the transfer, there was only a driver on board without a security guard.
Only 10 minutes later when the cargo arrived at the station, the driver realized the bags were missing.
Although two of the three missing bags were later found on the tarmac, the third one is still missing.
Police could not recover the bag despite an overnight search. The case is now listed as theft and is undergoing investigation.
Lawmaker with Federation of Trade Unions, Wong Kwok-kin, said that staff members should be deployed to monitor the transportation process of decidedly precious cargo.
By Joyce Ng
[Images via Oriental Daily]