Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Istanbul airport’s clogged toilets may have an India link

Ahmedabad: This may be hard to believe but, frequently, the clogged toilets at Istanbul airport in Turkey may have a direct link to India.

Investigators – who are weeding out illegal migration rackets being run in Gujarat – have received inputs that once illegal migrants land at the Istanbul airport, they are instructed by their agents to tear their fake passports and flush them down the toilets, jamming them.

Explaining the reason behind the move, an investigating officer said, “If caught with fake Indian passports, they stand a higher chance of being deported back.”

“(Illegal) migrants are issued strict instructions to make a beeline for the washrooms the moment they land in Istanbul and to destroy the fake paperwork. This is to avoid being caught loitering on CCTV cameras or be spotted by security and immigration officers,” an officer privy to the probe said.

If detained at the airport, they will not be able to travel any further, as they will be deported to their home country.

09/03/22 Ashish Chauhan/Times of India

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