UAE plane flies off after being detained in Kolkata for carrying arms

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Kolkata, Sep 7 (ANI): A United Arab Emirates Air Force plane was detained at the airport here on Sunday after a large cache of arms and ammunition was discovered. Nine crew members have been detained for questioning.

The plane, bound for Hanyang in China from Abu Dhabi, landed at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here for refuelling last night.

Airport sources said customs officials found the arms and ammunition inside the plane during a routine check.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been informed.

Late on Sunday night, a meeting was held with the airport authorities, customs officials, senior airforce officers and the UAE crew about the entire matter.

Finally, permission was granted to the plane to resume its flight this morning, sources said. (ANI)

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