In front of the terminal, a row of white tarpaulins hides the bay window of the departures terminal.
According to a source familiar with the matter, the Indian passengers, probably workers in the United Arab Emirates, may have planned to travel to Central America in order to then attempt to enter the United States or Canada illegally.
Begun on Friday evening, the police custody of two passengers was extended on Saturday evening for a maximum period of 48 hours, indicated the Paris prosecutor's office, in order to check whether the role of these two people may have been different from that of the others in this transport, under what conditions and with what objective.
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The investigation which was opened aims to verify whether any elements would corroborate suspicions of human trafficking, according to the prosecution.
Investigators have checked the identity of passengers and staff on board and are verifying the conditions and objectives of transport of these people, he said.
The thirty members of the crew, 15 for the Dubai-Vatry connection and 14 or 15 for the Vatry-Managua route, were interviewed and authorized to leave freely, told AFP Liliana Bakayoko, who introduces herself as the airline's lawyer.
Legend Airlines has only carried out a few flights on this route, always for the same non-European customer, she added, specifying that the company intends to file a civil suit if proceedings are brought by the ministry. public or file a complaint otherwise.
The Indian embassy in France indicated on Saturday on the Twitter) that it is working to quickly resolve the situation, adding that consular staff are on site.
The police are carrying out an investigation to verify the identity of passengers.
Tarpaulins have been installed in front of the bay windows of the airport reception hall as well as on the administrative buildings. Access remained blocked by the police and the gendarmerie on Saturday morning, noted an AFP journalist.
The law provides that if he arrives in France by plane and is refused boarding to his country of destination, a foreigner can be kept in a waiting zone for a maximum of four days by the police at the borders.
This detention can be extended by eight days by a detention and liberty judge, then by an additional eight days in exceptional circumstances. At most, depending on appeals, retention in the reception area can reach 26 days.
Individual beds have been made available passengers, as well as toilets and showers, indicates the prefecture, which specifies that a "family" to ensure parent-child privacy has been provided. Three meals per day [are] provided by state services, she adds.
According to the site specializing in Flightradar, Legend Airlines is a small company whose fleet is made up of four aircraft, including two A340-313s.