An Iraqi man who had kidnapped his own children from his Swedish wife has been caught in Greece. The man was driving a car with license plates from Sweden. He tried to smuggle his children. He was caught at the border crossing Kipoi, while he was trying to enter Turkey.
The 36-year-old man was reportedly planning to travel to Turkey and from there to Iraq.
He had hidden his children under clothes and blankets.
During the car control, Greek border guards were surprised to find a 9-year-old boy and two girls aged 3 and 7 under a pile of clothes and blankets.
Furthermore, the man was in possession of two Swedish passports that belonged to other persons.
As seems that the Iraqi was first arrested due to the false passports and the police found the children during a car search afterwards.
The children have Swedish citizenship and the authorities of the Scandinavian country had issued a warning about their disappearance. Furthermore, Swedish authorities had issued a European arrest warrant against the man for having kidnapped his own children.
the man was taken to prosecutor in Alexandroupolis, procedures for his extradition to Sweden as well as for the return of the children have already being launched.
PS how many countries did the man cross before reaching Greece?