By Ashraf Abdul Wahab.
?Tripoli, 18 May 2014: One hundred and sixty-one Egyptian passengers believed to be in possession of forged entry . . .[restrict]visas were detained by passport control and security personnel at Tripoli International Airport last week. They were intercepted when an airplane belonging to Ghadames Air stopped at Tripoli International Airport in transit, before reaching its final destination at Sfax airport in Tunisia.
The flight originated at Burj Al Arab Airport in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. The detained Egyptians were sent back to Alexandria on the same plane after copies of their passports were taken. The Civil Aviation Authority recently announced a fine of LD 10,000 for private airlines found carrying passengers with forged visas. The authority has suspended Ghadames Air’s licence pending an investigation by its enquiry commission. [/restrict]