Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by Snoopster, Nov 5, 2010.
Eight arrested in Hong Kong in masked traveller case:
HONG KONG - Eight people — including current and former Hong Kong airport employees — have been arrested in the case of a young Asian man who disguised himself as an elderly passenger on a flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver, according to immigration officials.
A spokeswoman for Hong Kong's Immigration Department told Postmedia News on Monday that the suspects were responsible for getting at least nine people into Canada, and could be linked to a boarding pass smuggling ring.
The spokeswoman said a member of the ground staff at Hong Kong International Airport airport and two former airport staff members are among those accused of helping the young man — believed to be a Chinese national in his 20s — to board an Air Canada flight in Hong Kong in October while wearing a mask that made him appear to be an elderly Caucasian.
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