Philippine authorities have foiled a bid to hijack a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
According to Manila Bulletin, the authorities thwarted the plan and seized secret documents that confirm the plot. Apparently, 10 conspirators (Iranian Revolutionary Guards) left Iran on separate flights and arrived in several South East Asian countries via Turkey. The hijack plot is to be executed in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.
As a precaution, the Saudi Embassy in MNL asked airport authorities to install screening devices and tighten security procedures for passengers traveling on Saudia (Saudi Arabian Airlines). A spokesman for Saudia said that the company gives top priority to aircraft security and are also working with other agencies.
“We are in constant contact with all stakeholders to ensure the safety of aircraft and its passengers. Security is an international responsibility.” he added.
Source: ABDUL HANNAN TAGO, http://www.arabnews.com