Hello! I just thought that I would share the new tricks of how the venezuelan customs at CCS airport stealing things from passengers' hand-carry!
I took the advice of dressing simple whilst in Caracas to avoid any unnecessary attention. Therefore, during my time in CCS I dressed down even when I was at the airport about to leave CCS. But I did take some luxury goods in my carry-on so that after I got off the plane in Europe I can dress in the way I normally do in a civilized country ie wearing luxury brands.
So I had a wheeled carry-on (not a designer brand but containing luxury items!) and a bag with me and I was asked to remove my belt and scarf before passing through the x-ray scan.
After I passed that, a female custom asked me to open the carry-on for her to examine. While she was checking the carry-on, suddenly, she pushed my carry-on on the floors so all the items scattered around on the floor. I was very mad as it was real rude and weird then I asked her why did you do that ( i don't speak much spanish) then she just gave me a weird look and said something in Spanish which i didn't understand.
The other passengers said something to that female staff in spanish which i didnt understand either whilst i was busy collecting all the items on the floor. As you can imagine it was a real humiliating moment for me so I did not really know how to react properly nor did I have a clear mind to think if there was anything missing.
After I got off the plane in Europe, when I was about to dress up in the bathroom then I realized that my clutch containing my euros and credit cards was missing! Only at the moment, I understood it was true that the customs at CCS were the daily robbers!!!!!!!
Also, please bear in mind that, when I tried to report it to the police in Frankfurt (where i landed), they told me that the german police had no jurisdiction on the crimes took place in Venezuela thus they could not even get me a police report!
Happy travel everyone and be more careful in CCS!