Thursday, May 7, 2009


A two-year old boy was briefly held at the airport after he appeared on a list of wanted security suspects. Immigration officers approached the toddler's parents as they wheeled their son's pram to a flight to Turkey last month for a holiday and told them he was not allowed to fly.

Can you imagine that?

"They said, they wanted my son, as the date of birth, the passport number and all other details in the system showed they had the correct suspect."

What a stupid mistake!

The infant was eventually allowed to fly after a probe revealed he was on the wanted list by mistake.

I would not be surprised if a teen-age passenger would be held in the immigration for mistaken identity, but to suspect a two-year old boy as a security threat is not only ridiculous. It's all about stupidity, plain and simple.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are right. The immigration people should have acted reasonably. The word stupid is very appropriate.