A Thomson plane en route for Mombasa, Kenya, was forced to make an emergency landing after cabin crew overheard a drunken British couple rowing about drugs. Flight attendants informed the pilot, and a decision was made to divert the plane to Malta.
According to a story in the Daily Mail
, Matthew Evans, from Hertfordshire, began rowing with his girlfriend on board the flight, and she became so angry with him she told a fellow passenger he was carrying drugs.
passenger jet made an emergency landing at about 4am, and when Mr Evans was searched by police they found 18 grams of cannabis resin. The couple were not allowed back on the flight when it left at 6pm that night.
According to the Times of Malta
Mr Evans pleaded guilty to simple possession and told Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit that he wanted to leave Malta as soon as possible. He was conditionally discharged for three years.
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