A Chinese boy was arrested for having climbed on the plane, which was heading from Shanghai to Dubai, where he allegedly planned to make a fortune begging for money.
Chinese state media reported that 16-year-old boy from the Bangkok city, Sichuan province, China snuck into the airport in Shanghai on may 26 and snuck into the cargo hold of a passenger plane A380.
He spent a 9.5-hour flight. The young man was discovered and arrested by the police in Dubai upon arrival.
Emirates can confirm that on may 27, found the stowaway in the cargo hold of flight EK303, which was flying from Shanghai to Dubai," the statement said.
"We are cooperating fully with the authorities in Dubai, and since this is a police matter, we cannot give further comments."
Xu knew that broke the law, but felt that his status as a minor will protect him from arrest.
Despite this, he has reportedly told authorities that were impressed from prison in Dubai and decided it's worth the risk.
Chinese media reported that the young man wanted to earn extra money, becoming a beggar in Dubai, where, in his opinion, it is possible to make at least 1 thousand dollars a month on the streets. Xu remains in police custody at the airport in Dubai, where he is accused of threat to flight safety and contraband.
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