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Travel agency owner who cheated TAAG passengers was arrested

The owner of a travel agency that swindled hundreds of passengers from the TAAG company, worth around 200 million kwanzas, has been arrested, the Angolan authorities announced this Thursday.


According to a statement from the Criminal Investigation Service (SIC), the 34-year-old woman was arrested at her home for the crime of fraud, involving more than 200 million kwanzas, having sold tickets to more than 400 citizens, who did not managed to travel.

"The detention is the result of several complaints made by a group of citizens who wanted to travel to different destinations outside the country, and were prevented from boarding because their tickets had not been validated by the airlines TAAG Angola Airlines and Air Morocco", advances the SIC.

The woman will be present at the Public Ministry for the application of the coercive measure, while the process follows its normal procedure.

Last month, TAAG explained that several passengers who intended to travel to Portugal, Brazil and other destinations were prevented from boarding because they "did not have" a valid return ticket to the country of origin in their system.

The company did not authorize the boarding of these passengers due to this non-compliance, according to an information note sent to Lusa by the state carrier at the time.

Several passengers were stranded at 4 de Fevereiro International Airport, in this condition, despite having paid for their tickets at the travel agency.


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