Police in the British capital have arrested two people over suspicions they were involved in flying drones onto the runway of Gatwick airport earlier in the week which caused massive disruptions.
Police said on Saturday a man and a woman had been arrested late on Friday as part of ongoing investigation into the criminal use of drones in Gatwick in southeast of London.
At least 120,000 people were affected by runway closures at the airport on Wednesday and Thursday, many of them Christmas travelers who were forced to camp on the airport’s terminal.
The disruptions were the biggest affecting Gatwick, Britain’s second-largest airport, since the volcanic ash cloud in 2010.
Authorities have rejected claims that the drone-flying was terrorism-related or the whether the suspects had criminal motives.
However, the disruptions exposed a serious security hole in the administration of airports in Britain, a country which has seen a major boom in…