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France Grounds Flight After Suspicions of Human Trafficking

A Legend Airlines flight carrying 303 Indian passengers from the United Arab Emirates to Nicaragua was grounded in France after authorities received a tip stating victims of human trafficking were aboard the flight. Investigations are ongoing and two people are under custody for further examination. 


The prosecutor’s office reports that French authorities were given an anonymous tip that Legend Airlines, a small charter company based in Romania, was carrying human trafficking victims. The plane was grounded Thursday after refueling at the Valtry Airport east of Paris. This is a small airfield primarily used for cargo and charter flights in the middle of the Champagne region. 


An official of the Marne regional administration stated that the passengers and crew will be spending a second night today on the camp cots provided by Valtry Airport. Upon being grounded, the passengers and crew were to remain in the A340 plane while surrounded by police on the tarmac. However, they were soon transported to the airport’s main hall on Thursday night.


The Indian Embassy in France states in an X post that embassy staff have been granted consular access to passengers and are investigating their wellbeing.


Legend Airlines has not responded to any requests for comments, their lawyer, Liliana Bakayoko, said on France’s BFM television that the company denies any responsibility in the human trafficking case. 

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