Around a month ago, I entered the US for the first time. A couple of days back, I was reorganizing stuff, and happened to notice three holes:
punched into the side of the bag I had used while entering the US. I don't think this was a random accident - someone bothered to open the bag (I was using a TSA "lock") and taped the three holes from inside the bag using some masking tape.
This was a new bag, and I'm positive that the holes weren't there when I bought it. Has anyone heard of such a thing happening? Why would the TSA/CBP/other agency drill holes into the bag, when they could've simply opened it? (They could clearly open it since they taped the holes from the inside.) Could they've been inspecting the lining or something?
UPDATE: @Harper mentioned a possible scenario of the logo of the bag getting broken by the baggage handlers. Yes, there was indeed a logo there, and now it's missing. So I guess this is not CBP/TSA's handiwork after all.