01-07-2014PERE BOTA

British police have launched a crackdown on boozy air travellers jetting to party destinations by threatening to ban them from flying - for life.
Operation Disrupt sees officers patrolling the departure areas at Gatwick Airport looking out for rowdy Britons heading to popular stag and hen resorts such as Magalluf and Vegas.
The operation coincides with Magalluf’s new laws to curb binge drinkers and will target drunken travellers at the departure gates and bar them from getting on the plane. The worst offenders are being told they could face lifetime flight bans if they are convicted of disorder offences. Sergeant Darren Taylor said: “If they are drunk and disorderly we don’t let them fly. People work damn hard all year for a flight.
“It takes one passenger to be a nuisance for four hours to ruin it all.
“If you can’t come to an airport and stay sober, we don’t want you here and we will deal with you robustly.
”Police warned that flight tickets can be cancelled without compensation and drunk travellers can receive a substantial fine or up to two years imprisonment.
The squad made four arrests in the first two weeks of its operation and will be trialled until the end of September.
Around 38million passengers passed through Gatwick last year.


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