NIGERIAN SMUGGLERS CAUGHT AT ALEXANDER THE GREAT AIRPORT
Three Nigerians were caught at the Skopje airport while trying to enter the country with fake passports. Police said they have filed criminal charges for smuggling migrants against O.B.I. (34), citizen of Nigeria, as he attempted to smuggle two Nigerians through Macedonia, Greece and then to a third Western country.
The three were caught at passport control at the airport "Alexander the Great" with forged passports, thus prevented them to establish an international channel of smuggling migrants from Nigeria via Turkey to Greece and Macedonia, and then to a final destination in a Western country. Organizer through intermediaries came into contact with two Nigerian nationals, O.A. (26) and N.M.E. (30), who wanted to leave. He provided false invitations to participate at the Agriculture fair to be held in Skopje, and these invitations were entered with the names of the migrants.
But at passport control checkpoint in Skopje was able to detect the forged passports. Further check in their luggage found their original passports. The Nigerian organizer O.B.I was given a detention of 30 days, while the migrants were deported from the country.