VIP MIGRANT SMUGGLING AT ISTANBUL AIRPORT

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Revised May, 2024 – Resource, Turkey iResidence, Foreigner Residence Services.
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MIGRANT SMUGGLING AT NEW ISTANBUL AIRPORT

At new Istanbul airport, an Israeli woman and 1 male Network member who accompanied him with an immigrant who tried to board a plane with his head wrapped while pretending to be an operating patient were arrested and detained. The operation, which smugglers used as a VIP method, was deciphered by police who suspected the passenger, who entered passport control in a wheelchair.

The “Operation“ Game of the network that smuggled some migrants into European countries with the formula of “VIP service” with the airline has been stuck in the passport police. Migrant smugglers who illegally enter illegal immigrants without permission to enter Turkey and smuggle them from here to EU countries have resorted to mind boggling method this time.

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THEY KIDNAP WEALTHY MIGRANTS USING ‘VIP’ METHOD

This method, which is described as ‘VIP service’ by human traffickers and costs very high to people taken abroad, was recently deciphered at Istanbul airport. A Lebanese immigrant, whose real name is “MJ”, who allegedly arrived in Turkey and tried to flee to European countries, made a deal with people smugglers who provided him with passports arranged on behalf of other people. The smugglers planned to take MJ abroad, wearing make-up like a ‘newly operated patient’ and covering his hands and head. The so-called “passenger” of Lebanese origin arrived at Istanbul airport.

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PATIENT IMPERSONATION IN A WHEELCHAIR

Next to the man with bandages on his head and nose is Israeli born EH who the network uses as a ‘companion’ took part. The woman, allegedly an Israeli member of the network, said she “can’t walk, can’t talk,” saying she had just had surgery for the person she was ‘accompanying.’ Airport officials escorted the Lebanese man, who was in a wheelchair, to passport control. Companion EH handed the passport of the Lebanese born immigrant, who is said to have undergone surgery, to the police, arranged in the name of “MB.”

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THE SCRIPT WAS REVEALED WHEN THE MASK LANDED

Police at passport control asked the passenger, who is said to be in surgery, to lower his mask. Police, who compared the photo on the passport with the passenger whose mask was taken, were suspicious of the situation.

Passport police at the Istanbul airport, which had previously been alerted to the mind-boggling methods of smugglers smuggling migrants into European countries with passports belonging to others, examined the passenger in question more carefully.

He then invited her to the risk analysis room, suspecting her behavior and actions. Facial features and fingerprints were made on the passenger. A discrepancy was found between the passport and the passenger. The police, who determined the difference in the eyebrow structures of the person in the disabled chair with the photo, notified the Airport Police Department and detained 2 passengers.

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HE CAME IN A WHEELCHAIR, WENT IN HANDCUFFS

The truth soon emerged. The passenger, who was said to have had surgery and arrived at passport control in a wheelchair, was understood to be an illegal immigrant and had not undergone any surgery. Checks revealed that the Lebanese-born immigrant had no injuries and no signs of surgery. The man, who entered the airport in a wheelchair, and the woman, who was dressed as a ‘companion‘, were taken to the detention room on foot. Investigations determined that the passenger’s real name was not “MB” but “MJ”.

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THREE SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY

In his statement to police, MJ said he wanted to flee to European countries, and admitted to dealing with migrant smugglers. A ‘companion’ woman of Israeli origin who gave the passport to the Lebanese immigrant also became a member of the migrant smuggling network. A man named MB, who sold his passport to a Lebanese immigrant in exchange for money, was also detained by police at the airport. MB, of Middle Eastern descent, who was detained, admitted working for the migrant smuggling network.

Police, MB, MJ and Israeli so-called ‘companion’ EH, AR he was charged with migrant trafficking and launched a criminal investigation.

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