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Issues: `I was extorted at Terminal 3'

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, November 16 2009   /  02:18 pm

New Gateway: Passengers pass a security check at the newly opened Terminal 3 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport which, for the time being, is only servicing two airlines – Air Asia and Mandala Airlines. JP/Multa FidrusNov. 9, p. 20On Oct. 29, a friend and I arrived at Terminal 3 of the Soekarno-Hatta airport to board a domestic flight to Bali. After our suitcase had been scanned we were asked to open it by a security guard. Inside the suitcase was a bottle of gin, which had previously been opened at home. It was as safe and secure as the bottle of mouthwash, which we had previously opened and was also packed in our suitcase. We were told we could not take the gin with us because it was prohibited. (By Phillip Turnbull, BSD City, Banten) Your comments:
It is easy to cry out extortion when travelers continue to provoke the airport officials. Of course it may be a scam at T...