2 Pistols On Hijacked Libyan Plane, Two men who commandeered a Libyan plane and constrained it to arrive in Malta on Friday had a projectile and a handgun, and a moment weapon was found in an inquiry of the flying machine, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said.
“They were observed to be in control of a hand explosive and a gun” when requested that surrender their weapons, Muscat told columnists after the two who assumed control over the Afriqiyah Airways flight were captured.
“The military of Malta are leading a full hunt of the flying machine and a moment gun has been discovered in this way,” he said.
Muscat sketched out arrangements between the Maltese military and the criminals after he said the plane arrived in Malta at 11:34 am (1032 GMT) with 117 individuals on load up, including six team individuals.
Authorities had at first said there were seven group.
“After arriving in Malta at 11:34 CET, contact began with the commander of the airplane and the two criminals – both male and presumably of Libyan nationality.
“The criminals were informed that all together for any exchanges to be engaged they ought to discharge all travelers first,” Muscat said.
“This ask for was arranged and in the end acknowledged and travelers were discharged in back to back gatherings.
“Two group individuals were likewise discharged while another four were kept for a timeframe,” he included.
Taking after further transactions “the criminals consented to free the rest of the individuals from the group and to surrender,” he proceeded.
Muscat said the criminals had made no claim for political haven, despite the fact that Libyan Foreign Minister Taher Siala said that was what they were looking for.