Ghana busts decade-old CIA,Turkish fake U.S. embassy
https://www.rt.com/usa/369109-fake-us-embassy-closed/4 days ago - A fake US Embassy in Ghana operated by organized crime gangs has ... officers," who were English- and Dutch-speaking Turkish citizens. ..... CIA agent attacked US Embassy guard in Moscow – Russian Foreign Ministry.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../mobsters-ran-a-fake-u-s-embassy-in-ghana-for-10-y...3 days ago - The Turkish citizens posing as “consulate officers,” officials said, issued U.S. work visas, counterfeit visas and false Ghanaian identification ...
Several suspects were arrested during the raid and evidence, including a laptop computer, smartphones, 150 passports from 10 countries, legitimate and counterfeit visas from the United States, the Schengen zone, India and South Africa, as well as counterfeit ID documents were secured. No names of the suspects or those who were detained were released. It has been alleged that a Ghanaian immigration lawyer working with corrupt law enforcement officers from Ghana were part of the scam.
The bust prompts several questions. For one, how could government and law enforcement in Ghana fail to notice a fake U.S. Embassy that was flying a U.S. flag, three days a week, for years? How could U.S. intelligence services, especially the CIA that has a tangible presence in Ghana fail to notice the “scam” for years? Does the fact that the “fake” embassy that was run with the involvement of Turkish citizens suddenly was “busted” reflect a deterioration in relations between Turkey and the USA?
These questions are especially relevant because members of Turkey’s intelligence service MIT and Turkish Airlines were previously implicated in smuggling weapons to insurgents in Nigeria.