According to the NY Times, six CO Baggage Handlers were arrested in a cocaine smuggling operation. Apparently, they were diverting luggage coming off of international flights from South America onto the domestic belts.
Quoting Airportugal310 (reply 1): I am surprised more people arent caught for this sort of thing....seems kind of easy to do if you know what your doing!
I am surprised that the US government hasn't done more to stop this. To me the easiest thing to do would be put dogs on the ramp during unloading of the "drug markets". Now that the US government is involved in all aspects of airport security it seems that having a couple more dogs at the high risk airports would only make sense. At least thin the amount of illegal rampers.
I doubt the owner of the bag is actually on the flight. It would be coordinated by the rampers in BOG or wherever the flight is coming from. There is a reason bags and passengers are rescreened upon arrival into the US.
It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.