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Two Asylum Seekers Found Hidden on Plane

Two young asylum seekers were found hiding in the toilet of an Icelandair plane bound for Copenhagen last night.


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Archive photo by Páll Kjartansson.

The boys were found during a routine security check by the crew before take-off, ruv.is reports.

The boys are currently in police custody. The incident is considered a serious breach of security by Isavia, the company that operates Keflavík airport.

It is uncertain how the boys managed to get past security at Keflavík airport.

Five stowaways were caught trying to get aboard a vessel bound for North America at Reykjavík harbor in May.

In an interview with mbl.is, asylum seekers in Iceland highlighted the long waiting periods during the asylum application process in Iceland and the need for access to better services.

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