[Ed. – Of course, realistically, how hard could it have been?]
Austrian police have arrested several security employees at Vienna airport over their alleged role in smuggling illegal immigrants to Britain and the US, officials confirmed on Tuesday.
Six people were detained, although four of them have been released, public prosecutor Friedrich Koehl told AFP.
“In total, 13 people are being investigated in connection with the case, which was launched at the end of February,” he said.
The suspects, mainly Austrian and Sri Lankan nationals, worked for private security firms hired by Austrian Airlines (AUA) to carry out passport and ticket controls at the boarding gate.
Thanks to their own security clearances, the men were able to smuggle refugees from Sri Lanka past checkpoints and provide them with boarding passes, said Koehl.