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Tourist fined for making threats at airport

July 3, 2015 8:31 pm

An Indian national who made a hoax bomb threat at the Nadi International Airport has been fined two thousand dollars.

Swarup Das pleaded guilty to Threats and False Statement Respecting Aircraft, and said he was only joking with the Customs Officer at the airport.

The Nadi Magistrates Court fined him saying even though it was a joke – it was an indiscriminate threat to men, women and children.

Das, who works on a ship in Australia, was flying back after a ten day holiday when the incident occurred on Tuesday.

He has paid his fine and has been released to travel.