A 16-year-old boy from Jamaica was refused passage through Suriname on April 11 as immigration officers suspected he was travelling to join terrorist organisation Islamic State group in Turkey, according to online publication Devsur.
The police reportedly issued a press release stating that the teen arrived at the Johan Adolf Pengel Airport on a flight from Jamaica, intending to transit to the Netherlands, from where he would travel to his end destination Turkey.
“He was denied entry to Suriname because we received information from a regional intelligence service that he wanted to join the Islamic State group,” the police reportedly said.
The online publication stated that after the boy was interrogated and additional information received from Jamaica, the decision was made to send him back to Jamaica on the next available flight.
The teenager’s name was not given.