Sweden: Stowaway found in cargo hold of Ethiopian airliner

AP News
Posted: Mar 07, 2016 2:51 PM

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police say a stowaway has been found alive in the cargo hold of a passenger jet from Ethiopia.

The man was found in a freight container after the Ethiopian Airlines plane landed Monday at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport.

Stockholm police said the man was "exhausted but alive" and applied for asylum in Sweden when he was discovered.

They said they passed his asylum request to immigration officials while they launched an investigation into suspected human smuggling.