Russian woman removed from Sheremetyevo – Nur-Sultan flight for smoking

Transport policemen removed a citizen of the Russian Federation from the Sheremetyevo, Moscow, Russia – Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan flight for an administrative offense, Kazinform reported referring to the Transport Police Department.

On June 4, 2019, a police officer, Line Police Department, received a message from the representative of Air Astana Airlines that an offender was on board the flight flying en route Sheremetyevo – Nur-Sultan.

When checking, transport policemen installed a 34-year-old citizen of the Russian Federation who, while aboard an aircraft, smoked a cigarette. According to the act of the commander of the aircraft, the woman was withdrawn from the above flight. After that, an administrative protocol was drawn up against her for violating the ban on smoking in certain public places and an administrative penalty was imposed in the form of a fine in the order of reduced production in the amount of KZT 63,125 (US $1 = KZT 384.2).

Zhasulan Baikenov, CEO, Administrative Police Department noted, over the current period, the transport police of the country brought over 26 thousand citizens to administrative responsibility for various administrative offenses, including 1,894 for violating the ban on smoking.

“When a passenger violates the flight safety regulations being in an aircraft, if this act created a situation that threatens flight safety, this is punishable by individuals in the amount of 200 monthly calculated indicators (MCI) or administrative arrest for up to 15 days,” the police officer recalled.

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