An worker at Singapore’s Changi Airport has been jailed for eight weeks and fined 800SGD (£453) for taking bribes to underweigh passengers’ baggage.

Hiteshkumar Chandubhai Patel, 37, was discovered responsible after accepting cash from Gopal Krishna Raju, who was shopping for gold in Singapore and promoting it in Chennai, India.

Fairly than pay for an costly courier service, Raju would pay passengers travelling from Singapore to Chennai to hold the gold of their baggage, in addition to paying Patel to show a blind eye to the surplus weight of the luggage, in response to native media.

We’ll let you know what’s true. You’ll be able to type your individual view.
From
15p
€0.18
$0.18
USD 0.27
a day, extra exclusives, evaluation and extras.
Subscribe now

Patel, whose obligations included manning the boarding gates and check-in counters for finances airline Tigerair (which has since merged with fellow service Scoot), carried out this service for Raju between January and October 2016.

It got here to mild after an inner investigation was launched at Changi Airport.

leftCreated with Sketch.
rightCreated with Sketch.

1/10 Saba airport

Saba (Juancho E Yrausquin) Airport, Caribbean: Touchdown at Saba is actually enjoying a sport of rooster with a mountain sticking up in the course of the ocean. Intention proper for it and on the final attainable second a pointy flip to drop down on the shortest lively industrial runway on the planet. Attractive surroundings and greater than slightly bit of pleasure alongside the way in which.

Cees Timmers

2/10 Donegal Airport

Donegal Airport, Eire: The rugged shoreline of Eire’s North West coast is much more awe-inspiring from the air, with the backdrop of Mount Errigal including to the timeless enchantment.

Owen Clarke

3/10 Good Airport

Good Cote d’Azure Airport, France: Spectacular mountain backdrop, the attractive Côte d’Azur and skimming in over the blue and turquoise Mediterranean.

Good Cote d’Azure Airport

4/10 Gibraltar Airport

Gibraltar Airport, Gibraltar: Coming in from both East or West, the strategy presents superb views of this jewel of the Med. It additionally has one of many shortest runways and at all times gives leisure on touchdown.

Gibraltar Airport

5/10 Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport, New Zealand: Drop out of the clouds, between the mountains and right into a lush valley with a lake within the distance. It has a little bit of all the things.

Queenstown Airport

6/10 London Metropolis Airport

London Metropolis Airport, UK: Touchdown at London Metropolis Airport just isn’t solely handy for work, it additionally presents an ever-changing snapshot of one of many biggest cities on the planet.

London Metropolis Airport

7/10 St Maarten Airport

St Maarten Airport, Caribbean: The gorgeous scene of the airplane coming in over the ocean and and the thrilling expertise of seeing the low touchdown makes for a few of the most stunning footage.

St Maarten Airport

8/10 Orlando Airport

Orlando Melbourne Worldwide Airport, USA: A phenomenal beachside touchdown over Florida’s House Coast.

Orlando Airport

9/10 Barra Airport

Barra Airport, UK: Its pure magnificence is breathtaking, and touchdown on the seashore must be a primary bucket listing should do.

Barra Airport

10/10 Billy Bishop Toronto Metropolis Airport

Billy Bishop Toronto Metropolis Airport, Canada: Whenever you strategy Billy Bishop to land on Toronto Island, the view is breathtaking, framing the putting cityscape towards the harbour.

Billy Bishop Toronto Metropolis Airport

1/10 Saba airport

Saba (Juancho E Yrausquin) Airport, Caribbean: Touchdown at Saba is actually enjoying a sport of rooster with a mountain sticking up in the course of the ocean. Intention proper for it and on the final attainable second a pointy flip to drop down on the shortest lively industrial runway on the planet. Attractive surroundings and greater than slightly bit of pleasure alongside the way in which.

Cees Timmers

2/10 Donegal Airport

Donegal Airport, Eire: The rugged shoreline of Eire’s North West coast is much more awe-inspiring from the air, with the backdrop of Mount Errigal including to the timeless enchantment.

Owen Clarke

3/10 Good Airport

Good Cote d’Azure Airport, France: Spectacular mountain backdrop, the attractive Côte d’Azur and skimming in over the blue and turquoise Mediterranean.

Good Cote d’Azure Airport

4/10 Gibraltar Airport

Gibraltar Airport, Gibraltar: Coming in from both East or West, the strategy presents superb views of this jewel of the Med. It additionally has one of many shortest runways and at all times gives leisure on touchdown.

Gibraltar Airport

5/10 Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport, New Zealand: Drop out of the clouds, between the mountains and right into a lush valley with a lake within the distance. It has a little bit of all the things.

Queenstown Airport

6/10 London Metropolis Airport

London Metropolis Airport, UK: Touchdown at London Metropolis Airport just isn’t solely handy for work, it additionally presents an ever-changing snapshot of one of many biggest cities on the planet.

London Metropolis Airport

7/10 St Maarten Airport

St Maarten Airport, Caribbean: The gorgeous scene of the airplane coming in over the ocean and and the thrilling expertise of seeing the low touchdown makes for a few of the most stunning footage.

St Maarten Airport

8/10 Orlando Airport

Orlando Melbourne Worldwide Airport, USA: A phenomenal beachside touchdown over Florida’s House Coast.

Orlando Airport

9/10 Barra Airport

Barra Airport, UK: Its pure magnificence is breathtaking, and touchdown on the seashore must be a primary bucket listing should do.

Barra Airport

10/10 Billy Bishop Toronto Metropolis Airport

Billy Bishop Toronto Metropolis Airport, Canada: Whenever you strategy Billy Bishop to land on Toronto Island, the view is breathtaking, framing the putting cityscape towards the harbour.

Billy Bishop Toronto Metropolis Airport

Patel is the third man to be jailed in per week for the follow.

On Friday 26 April, Ayyadurai Karunanithi and Gerizim Kirubai Raj Deved had been sentenced to 9 and 7 weeks in jail respectively for accepting bribes to underweigh passengers’ luggage.

Learn extra

Corruption within the air journey trade might be detrimental to Singapore’s status as a worldwide aviation hub, claimed Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.

Singapore’s Changi airport is incessantly voted the very best airport on the planet, profitable the title for a seventh yr working on the 2019 Skytrax Awards.

The transport hub advertises itself as “Greater than an airport”: points of interest embrace artwork installations and sculptures, a butterfly park, cactus backyard and cinema.

Changi’s Jewel Airport, a 137,000sqm “indoor sanctuary” related to terminals 1, 2 and three, opened on 17 April, including a suspended trampoline, big slide, indoor forest, hedge and mirror mazes, “foggy bowls” (a kids’s park with mist clouds to chase) and the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.