Your passport, credit cards, cash, and other important items should stay on your person (or at least close by). Some people believe that locking them in a suitcase is a safe alternative…but it isn’t.
Even if you have a strong lock, the suitcase can be breached with relative ease.
Your locked suitcase isn’t as safe as you think.
Yet another example of how quickly a zip breach can occur:
Expensive new luggage and gear may offer safer alternatives…but it’s best to not take anything for granted (especially if you’re traveling overseas). Traveler beware!