Qantas fired a second baggage handler at Sydney Airport and announced a series of security enhancements as the furor escalated over alleged drug smuggling and crime links in the ranks of the airline's employees. CEO Geoff Dixon said the decision to sack the handler followed further investigation into claims that an international cocaine importing ring was operating at the airport. He said surveillance was maintained over a "small number" of handlers after the initial swoop by police that ...

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