Lost Luggage Found in Trash Bin

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Authorities are trying to figure out how dozens of pieces of luggage belonging to air travelers ended up in a trash bin behind a Houston pet store.

FBI special agent Rolando Munoz says 68 pieces of luggage from various international flights were discovered yesterday. He says the luggage was turned over to Continental Airlines to sort out.

Sergeant Dana Wolfe of the Harris County Sheriff's Office says the bags belonged to travelers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. She says tags on the bags showed some of the travelers were going to or from London and Dubai.

A spokesman for the Houston Police Department, which is handling the case, had no additional details last night.

Continental spokeswoman Mary Clark didn't know if the contents of the bags were stolen.

She says the airline will investigate along with law enforcement authorities.

Clark didn't know which other airlines the luggage came from. Broadcast reports identified them as Lufthansa, British Airways and U.S. Airways.