Friday, December 18, 2015
ISIS terrorists with 150 European passports caught in Istanbul.
ISIS terrorists with 150 European passports caught in Istanbul. (INN).
Turkish authorities detained two suspected Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists at Istanbul's main international airport carrying at least 150 original European passports, an official said Thursday.
Counter-terror police detained the suspects, a Syrian and a Turk, at Ataturk Airport after they flew in from a European country, finding they had stuffed the passports into pizza ovens, media reports said earlier.
"Airport police...found at least 150 fake passports among their personal belongings," a Turkish government official, who asked not to be named, told AFP.
The private Dogan news agency said the police seized a total of 148 European passports hidden inside "five mini-pizza ovens."
The case raises already high concerns about Islamist jihadists infiltrating Europe amid a massive wave of Syrian migrants flooding the West. At least one of the ISIS terrorists in the attacks in Paris last month that left 130 murdered had sneaked in as a "refugee."
Two hidden cameras, scores of memory cards and SIM cards were also seized, it added. Dogan had said that the passports were all original. Hmmmm.......Preparing some 'original ' Syrian refugees? Read the full story here.