Queensland Man Charged with Aggressive Behavior and Drug Possession on Brisbane to Perth Flight

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A Queensland man is set to face charges after allegedly exhibiting aggressive and offensive behavior towards fellow passengers and airline staff during a flight from Brisbane to Perth. The incident occurred on June 26, 2024, prompting airline staff to report the incident to the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Upon arrival at Perth Airport, AFP officers responded and escorted the 42-year-old man from the aircraft.

During a search of the man’s baggage, AFP officers discovered 1.43 grams of cannabis and 52 milligrams of alprazolam, a prescription drug for which the man did not have a valid prescription. As a result, the man has been charged with various offenses related to his behavior and drug possession.

AFP Superintendent Peter Hatch emphasized that there is no excuse for disruptive or criminal behavior on board aircraft. The AFP is committed to ensuring the safety of travelers and crew, and works closely with airline partners to promptly address any incidents that threaten the safe operation of flights.

If you witness or experience any incidents or require police presence at an airport, the AFP encourages individuals to contact their Airport Watch hotline at 131 AFP (131 237).

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