Airline fires pilot allegedly caught with pot in Kazahkstan

March 4, 2016 4:19 PM

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Air Astana fired a pilot who was allegedly caught with a bag of marijuana in his pocket. The pilot then failed a subsequent drug test and was let go by the Kazakhstan-based carrier, Reuters reports.

Reuters writes "the Air Astana captain had just landed his Airbus 320 after a flight from Moscow to Almaty, the former Soviet republic's biggest city, when he drew the attention of a sniffer dog during a routine check at the airport, local newspaper Vremya reported."

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