Chilean LATAM fined in New Zealand for admitting a passenger without a visa

A court in New Zealand today imposed a fine of 11,700 local dollars (8,048 dollars) on the Chilean airline LATAM for allowing a passenger to fly to the oceanic country despite a order of the immigration authorities.

Sydney (Australia), Nov 16 (EFE) .- A court in New Zealand today imposed a fine of 11,700 local dollars (8,048 dollars) on the Chilean airline LATAM for allowing a passenger will fly to the oceanic country despite an order from the immigration authorities.

The incident occurred in 2015 when the billing staff of the Santiago airport admitted a Syrian passenger registering him as a Brazilian despite the fact that the New Zealand authorities had indicated that his entry into the country was not allowed.

The passenger was expelled from New Zealand on the day of his arrival, according to the New Zealand news portal Newshub.

The national manager of Immigration Frontiers New Zealand, Senta Jehle, said that it is the third time that the Chilean airline is prosecuted for violating the requirements set by the laws of the country.

"INZ stands for this type of offense very seriously because airlines have a fundamental role in maintaining the integrity of New Zealand's immigration system and border security, "said Jehle.

The fine imposed by the Manukau district court also obliges LATAM to pay the legal costs.

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