DPP sanctions charge after bomb threat
December 2, 2016 3:43 am
The Director of Public Prosecutions has charged a United Nations Field Security Specialist for providing false information to an Air Marshall at Nadi International Airport in May this year.
It’s alleged that, while in the secure area of Nadi International Airport, Isireli Dakunimata uttered the words “dua na gasau kuro tiko e na noqu bag qo” translated as meaning, “I have a bomb inside this bag of mine”.
Pryde says this is the second time this year they have charged individuals with intentionally making false statements or giving false answers to airline security personnel in the secure area of Nadi International Airport.
They also have two other cases that are being investigated by Police with charges likely to follow.
Pryde says it is very important that the public understands that while people may think they are just making jokes, anything that implies there is a bomb or some security threat to an airline will be taken very seriously.”
Any person convicted under section 11 (1) © of the Civil Aviation (Security) Act 1994 is liable to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for seven years, or both.