Despite the fact that smoking on aircraft has been banned for more than 15 years, the three Canadian passengers, who were on a Sunwing flight, defied the rules.
According to the Sun News Network, acting inspector Paul Simons told United Press International: "It appeared to be a father, a mother and a son. The parents appear to be in their 50s. The son, I believe, is around 22 or so."
Oh dear! Naughty smokers lighting up on a plane. That won't have gone down well, I bet there were police waiting to arrest them when they got off the plane. I bet...
After refusing to stub their cigarettes out, their flight from Halifax to the Dominican Republic had to make an unscheduled stop in Bermuda on Friday.
The family has been ordered to stay in Bermuda, and their passports and travel documents have been seized by police.
The other plane passengers were put up in a hotel and continued their journey on Saturday.
They landed the plane, cancelled the remainder of the flight and put the other passengers up in a hotel until the following day.
They did all this because someone was smoking. I bet they had finished their fags long before the plane touched down.
The war on smokers. The new war on terror.