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Two travellers arrested in Keflavík for smoking on board airplanes

By Staff

  • Keflavík Airport Smoking on board airplanes is illegal in Iceland. Photo/Vísir

Two passengers were arrested this week for smoking on board airplanes on their way to Iceland. According to the Police in Suðurnes district, which handles security at Keflavík Airport, the first incidence took place yesterday, the other early this morning.

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According to a statement from the Suðurnes Police both individuals gave full confessions and can expect to be charged. The individual who was arrested this morning was flying from North America to Berlin. He was barred from continuing his flight. The airline will press charges against the man.

Police has not revealed the nationality or any other details of the two offenders.

According to Icelandic law smoking is illegal on board airplanes since the 1990s. 

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