Life imitates art in drug smuggling world
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
DHA photoSteven Spielberg’s 2004 film “Terminal” seems to be the source of inspiration for Central Anatolian drug smugglers who got caught carrying a total of 5 kilograms of heroin in 500 shells in Yozgat province on Nov 22, according to a report by Doğan news agency.
Taking action upon information they received Yozgat Police Force’s Smuggling Unit searched the baggage tank of an inter-city passengers’ coach, to locate the drugs in a passenger’s suitcase stashed in walnut shells as 10 gram packages, the scene imitating another from the film starring Tom Hanks as Viktor Navorski, an eastern immigrant finding himself stranded in JFK airport, obliged to take up temporary residence there due to a war breaking upo after his departure in his home country.
Speaking about the police operation, Yozgat Governor Abdulkadir Yazıcı said they were encountering with such a smuggling method for the first time, adding the smugglers possibly took their place in smuggling canon with their innovative style, although it seems more like a case of life imitates art.