Monday, January 31, 2011

UK Immigration Officer Puts Wife on Terror Watch List So She Can't Fly Home

Some men will do anything to keep the wife away. For three years. Well, now this oddly unnamed for immigration officer is out of a job and a wife, one would assume. Until she returns to haunt him.
An immigration officer tried to rid himself of his wife by adding her name to a list of terrorist suspects.

He used his access to security databases to include his wife on a watch list of people banned from boarding flights into Britain because their presence in the country is 'not conducive to the public good'.

As a result the woman was unable for three years to return from Pakistan after travelling to the county to visit family.

The tampering went undetected until the immigration officer was selected for promotion and his wife name was found on the suspects' list during a vetting inquiry.

The Home Office confirmed today that the officer has been sacked for gross misconduct.
I can't be the only one thinking this guy has more than one wife. There could be some good sitcom material here.


CenTexTim said...

Adding a current wife to the no-fly list demonstrates questionable judgement. However, I have an ex-wife that certainly qualifies. (Although she could always resort to her broom...)

Anonymous said...

A government official abusing his position? Obviously just "hateful right-wing rhetoric".

msr said...

Not to put too fine a point on it, but in the olden days, before air travel, people used to be able to move around the globe using "boats" and "surface transport".  I don't think she wanted to get back to the UK all that bad.