Israeli Caught Trying to Smuggle Diamonds Out of ZimbabweMarch 23, 12
Dressed in pilot uniform, Klein, 55, was detained after security officials at the airport discovered 1,446 rough diamonds, weighing 8486.66 carats, in his hand luggage.
Klein arrived earlier in the day on a flight from
"I was framed and I know who framed me but I can't talk about this now," Klein said. "I was arrested in transit and was only on the ground for 15 minutes.
"I was working for an international company inspecting the crew of the aircraft which took me from
The Zimbabwean authorities are charging Klein with unlawful possession of precious stones and immigration offences.
"It will be a matter of evidence who owned those diamonds," Klein's lawyer Jonathan Samkange told The Telegraph.
Klein was out on bail offered by a local Jewish resident.
According to the report, Klein lives in
Based on reports in The Telegraph as well as in the