View Full Version : Another Brit banned

Ruskin Old Boy
29-05-2002, 03:30 PM
From the wires:

Japanese immigration say they have refused entry to a British man carrying about 200 World Cup tickets in his bag.

The man, in his 30s, was detained at Tokyo's Narita International Airport on Monday after arriving on a flight from London, an immigration official said.

"We refused entry to him because we were worried that he could cause trouble during the World Cup," the official said on Wednesday.

The official declined to confirm a newspaper report that the man was among soccer fans whose profiles were provided by foreign authorities and wanted to sell the tickets to scalpers.

He was put on a flight back to London on Tuesday, still carrying the tickets, the official said.

The man, whose name was withheld, was the third foreign fan detained by Japanese authorities on suspicion of planning to cause trouble during the soccer tournament