The first time I ever heard of people planting drugs and other illegal items in your luggage was from Jeroen, my husband, before we got married.
Jeroen first arrived in Manila in 1997 with a giant backpack. He told me he had to secure all openings and zippers of his backpack because he had heard of airport people planting drugs inside the pockets of the passengers’ bags. Incidents like these happen not only in the Philippines but in other countries as well.
My brother Dennis gave up on locking his luggage altogether when his Mac disappeared from his locked luggage.
“Why bother locking?” said Dennis. “Let me just make their lives easier so they can help themselves to my luggage,” he said.
In this viral video, a former OFW from General Santos shows us how easy it is to open up a locked luggage, plant knives inside, and lock it again. Watch.
Gives you more reason to invest in Rimowa luggage with the locking zippers.
Luckily, I have never lost anything.