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France grounds Romanian plane carrying 303 Indian nationals under suspicion of human trafficking

Posted on AllSides December 24th, 2023
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Christophe Ena/AP

French authorities have grounded a passenger plane carrying 303 Indian citizens, including 11 non-accompanied minors, at the airport of Vatry, on suspicion of human trafficking, the Paris Prosecutor’s Office told CNN on Saturday.

The plane, belonging to Legend Airlines, a company based in Romania, was on its way from the United Arab Emirates to Nicaragua and had stopped over at Vatry airport, roughly 150 kilometers east of Paris, for supply, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.

French authorities seized the plane on December 21 after receiving an anonymous tip.

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