updated 11/29/2008 12:51:04 AM ET 2008-11-29T05:51:04

Police say have they arrested two Russian sailors at the Frankfurt airport after they drank an entire bottle of vodka and harassed passengers on a flight from Houston, Texas.

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Frankfurt police say the two men smoked cigarettes in the plane's bathroom and frightened fellow passengers before the flight crew ordered them to stay in their seats.

The sailors responded by polishing off the two-liter bottle they bought in Texas and repeatedly attempting to use their mobile phones — forbidden during flight.

Police arrested the men on the tarmac Tuesday. One was promptly released after paying a fine and admitting that he caused a disturbance. The other refused and was ordered before a judge.

Police would not say which airline operated the flight.

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