A Nicaragua-bound plane carrying more than 300 Indian passengers was grounded in France on Friday due to suspected “human trafficking,” according to officials.
The plane carrying individuals “likely to be victims of human trafficking” was stopped on Thursday following an anonymous tip, according to the Paris public prosecutor’s office.
According to prosecutors, the inquiry has been handed over to the national anti-organized crime unit JUNALCO.
According to the prefecture in the northeastern department of Marne, the A340, operated by the Romanian airline Legend Airlines, “remained grounded on the tarmac at Vatry airport following its landing.”
The jet was expected to refuel and was carrying 303 Indian nationals, according to the report.
According to a person acquainted with the situation, the Indian passengers may have intended to proceed to Central America.