We (Indian citizens) arrived India on July 1, 2016 from the USA. However, one of our (altogether four baggage were allowed for two) checked baggage didn't arrive yet. We contacted airways and they told us that it is with the US Customs. In addition, they told us they didn't have any clue why it is still being held. Airways did say that they communicated with US Customs; however, Customs didn't respond yet.
We booked a flight from the US to India. The flight goes from state A (US) to state B (US international airport) and then from state B (US international airport) to Abu Dhabi, and then Abu Dhabi to India. We were told that we should pick up all baggage in India. A surprising thing that the airline told us is that missing luggage is at the international airport of state C.
The questions here are:
Is it possible for US Customs to hold baggage (as claimed by airways)?
Is it possible for the baggage to be at the airport which is not in travel itinerary?