New York (CNN) -- It was a security breach at one of
the country's busiest airports conducted on a tiny scale.
Eighteen workers at New
York's JFK Airport were arrested on Wednesday and accused of stealing
more than 100,000 mini-bottles of alcohol from LSG Sky Chefs, which
provides food and beverages for American Airlines.
The arrests capped off a
nine-month investigation, dubbed "Operation Last Call" by the Port
Authority's Office of Inspector General.
Most of the accused were
employed by LSG, but three were security guards hired by private
contractors to guard JFK Airport and American Airlines. The guards are
charged with taking bribes to look past the thefts and for receiving
stolen property."The defendants arrested
in Operation Last Call violated and sold out their position of trust and
access to the secure areas of the airport, including access to
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