GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): A stowaway on a plane was bent on a free flight home to Medan, but he ironically would have ended up in South Korea – if he had survived the dangerous stunt in the first place.
The 39-year-old Indonesian man, who was caught hiding in the landing gear section of a cargo plane at the Penang International Airport on Monday (May 13), did not know where the plane was headed.
A source, however, told Bernama that the jet, owned by a courier company, was headed to South Korea.
The source added that just prior to being caught, the man had tried to hide in several other planes as well.
"When he was apprehended, he had only RM6 on him," said the source on Tuesday (May 14).
Meanwhile, Southwest district deputy police chief Jefri Md Zain said early information showed that the man, who is under remand, has a passport but not a work permit.
The police are also tracing the owner of the poultry processing shop in Balik Pulau where the Indonesian was employed, after he claimed that he had not been paid his salary for the past two months. – Bernama