Gervinho In Trouble After Trying To Smuggle Woman Onto Plane

Officials Sacked After Gervinho Immigration Breach

Gervinho in trouble after smuggling woman onto planeRoma striker Gervinho has landed himself in hot water with immigration officials in the Ivory Coast after he tried to smuggle a young woman onto a private jet.

According to the Ivorian website Imatin, the incident is alleged to have happened after the Ivory Coast’s home defeat to the Democratic Republic of Congo on 15 October.

Roma hired a private jet to fly the former Arsenal man back to Italy straight after the match. However, when Gervinho arrived at the airport in the Ivorian capital Abidjan he tried to board the plane with a young woman in tow carrying his suitcase.

The incident unravelled when the pilot of the private jet refused to allow the woman to travel back to Italy on the flight saying that his instructions were to return with Gervinho alone.

The matter was referred back to the airport and security officials were then involved with the result that the woman was removed from the plane.

It has since emerged that Gervinho somehow got the woman through customs despite her not having any authorisation to board the flight. Four officials on the ground have been sacked as a result.

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