(Hurriyet Newspaper, 10 December 2013)
Under deep cover for Interpol.
A large number of tractor trailer drivers coming to the
Erenkoy Customs Directorate in Istanbul have complained
to police about a person identifying himself as an Interpol
policeman and shaking them down for money.
A Pakistani named Huseyin Ali Siyed was caught red-handed
by real police as he searched a heavy-duty tow truck. The fake
ID card that Siyed used to scam the drivers was seized by police.
Siyed bilked six drivers out of 25,000 Euros before being arrested.
FBI links to original article
(Sabah Newspaper, 10 December 2013)
Fake G-Man with a bum arm (and caper)
Three Iranians who identified themselves as FBI agents in various
districts of Istanbul and took money from individuals during
searches, have been arrested. In the first incident, in Gungoren, two
people showing 'FBI ID's' shook down Mehmet C.I.(39) for 2,000 TL.
In a similar incident in Merter on 6 November, two people posing as
FBI agents stopped Syrian Sayed N.E. (28) and took 8,500 USD from
On 16 November, again in Gungoren, the suspects stopped and frisked
Dincer T. (26), taking 300 TL from him before fleeing. Police teams
have captured the phony agents, who had entered Turkey illegally.
Nevertheless, the suspects were released pending trial.