(KNBC-TV) Several workers at LAX were arrested Wednesday night after police served 25 search warrants, all in connection with the theft of passenger property by airport workers, officials said.

The workers are current and former employees of companies contracted by airlines, primarily to handled baggage. They are accused of stealing luggage and other items in terminals, from airplanes and on the tarmac, authorities said.

Police from both the LAPD and airport officers converged for the raids at the airport and locations across south Los Angeles County, including several homes.  Detectives seized jewelry, clothes and other items at the homes when they served 25 search warrants, according to airport police.

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