Somalia: Mogadishu Airport Security Disrupts Europe Bound suspected Human Smuggling Case

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    Somalia: Mogadishu Airport Security Disrupts Europe Bound suspected Human Smuggling Case

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia immigration officials have on Sunday denied 10 suspects to board a Turkish airplane bound to Istanbul over suspicion of smuggling, Somalia's Danan Radio reported.

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Aden Adde International Airport (file photo)
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia immigration officials have on Sunday denied 10 suspects to board a Turkish airplane bound to Istanbul over suspicion of smuggling, Somalia's Danan Radio reported.

The smugglers have been eyeing Turkey as a safe route, prompting sharp increase of the price of the visas from €8000 - €12000, after the sea journey become hazardous during the current windy season in the Indian Ocean.

"10 people disguising as Journalists and Trade Unions were stopped by the airport security on Sunday morning” Radio Danan reported citing government officials,  making the highest number of suspected human trafficking case in a single day.


Its believed that the human trafficker have collected thousands of US dollars from these individuals to reach Turkey, where people either search another smuggling route to Europe or seek asylum by registering to the UNHCR offices in Turkey.

Sources say that some corrupt government officials  are now campaigning and putting pressure on the Somali immigration to allow  the suspected individuals to continue their journey.

The Security of the airport have significantly improved, making one of the best airports in the eastern African region.

Last week, a human smuggler, in charge of the boat, forced more than 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into the pitching sea as they approached the coast of Shabwa, a Yemeni Governorate along the Arabian Sea, according to IOM. 

-  Horn Observer -



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