11 Bangladeshis deported from Novosibirsk
Eleven citizens of Bangladesh have been deported from Novosibirsk after they were detained at the local airport for border violations.
"Yes, Achmed! Novosibirsk! In middle of Siberia! The infidels would never think of looking for us there!"
The press service of the southeast regional department of the Russian Federal Border Guard Service has reported that the illegal immigrants had arrived from Dubai (the United Arab Emirates) and were detained when passport control officers suspected the legitimacy of their visas.
"Captain, this guy's passport says he's a Finn, but he's wearing a turban..."
"Hmmm. Y'know, I think I'm suspicious, too..."

Verification procedures showed that the citizens of Bangladesh had received their visas from certain Moscow firms that did not have licences to issue the necessary invitations.
"Uhuh. Volodya's Modeling Agency, Inc... Ivan's Tire and Transmission Company..."
Moreover, the passport details of the majority of the detainees also did not correspond to their visas.
"I'm tellin' ya, Misha, that guy's hair sure got a lot darker since his passport picture was taken."
"Put on a coupla hundred pounds, too..."

The immigrants were to meet a middleman who would send them via Moscow to Europe. They have already been deported to the United Arab Emirates, the press service said.
"Oh, look, Mahmoud! More Bangladeshis!"
"Hey! Don't we know you guys?"

Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2002-11-13