Kazakh airline fires pilot found with marijuana in pocket

March 4, 2016 9:45 AM

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ALMATY Kazakhstan's biggest airline said on Friday it has sacked a pilot who got caught with a bag of marijuana in his pocket after a flight and failed a drug test.

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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