UK National Arrested Following Airline Diversion

May 19, 2014

As Bernews previously reported a Virgin Airlines flight traveling from Antigua to the U.K. diverted to Bermuda on Friday night [May 16], and the police have now confirmed that a passenger onboard the flight was arrested in connection with a drug matter.

The police said the U.K. national was taken to the hospital via ambulance where he remains.

Virgin Atlantic Airlines Bermuda Airport, May 16 2014-4

A police spokesperson said, “Around 9:55pm on Friday, May 16th first responders attended a report of a medical emergency at L.F. Wade International Airport after a Virgin Airlines flight en route from Antigua to the U.K. was diverted to Bermuda.

“Once landed, a U.K. national was arrested for drugs and taken to the hospital via ambulance where he remains. Investigations into this matter are ongoing.”

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  1. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Swallowed the drugs…burst inside…medical emergency…nothing to see here…move along folks, move along!

  2. Uncle Bob says:

    I bet our daft system will charge this person for importation to Bermuda.

    • Back-in-the-day-girl says:

      I know. Will be hard to prove intent since the flight was not destined for Bermuda. I bet the airlines will burn him for the diversion though.

  3. CountryGirl says:

    LOL And find him guilty, then lock him up so we hard working peeps can foot the darn bill!!! Send him back!!!! Flush the drugs!!!

    • LOL says:

      girlllllllllll, you took the words right out of my mouth

  4. nuffin but the truth says:

    Come back Virgin…BA isn’t working here!

  5. Drugs are BAD says:

    I hope the guy is okay. Because those doctors down there probably thought it was a great opportunity to test there surgical kills….live or die, it would have been his fault for ingesting them in the first place.

  6. Davie Kerr says:

    Whoever he is, if he’s going to mees with drugs I have no sympathy for him…..

  7. tamika says:

    I can’t believe how insensitive these comments are. It makes me sick to my stomach. I hope that the person is well and gets in a better place where he can make better decisions.

    • Argument says:

      Insensitive???? You want us to be sympathetic? They call them drug mules for more than one reason? He knew the risk.

      You feel sorry for him, but did you think about the countless lives that his drugs would ruin. If he is swallowing, its not weed.

      Sorry, I feel bad for his family and friends but ass far as he goes, nope – I save my sympathy for true accidents not acts of selfishness

  8. Legal beagle says:

    Tamika, are you serious??? Take your head out of the clouds.. I have NO sympathy.

  9. Farmer Giles says:

    Who ordered the Poo Poo Platter?