Police detained seven people, including four pilots, on Thursday in the Turkish capital in the probe into the flee of former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn from Japan to Lebanon via the city. Subsequently, Interpol also sent a ‘red notice’ to Lebanon for the arrest of the fugitive Nissan ex-boss.
Among the detainees are two airport workers with a ground service company and an operation manager of a cargo company, both privately-owned, the state-run Anadolu Agency said.
His lead lawyer Junichiro Hironaka has said lawyers hold three passports belonging to the international tycoon, who holds French, Brazilian and Lebanese nationalities.
But public broadcaster NHK said the court had allowed him to keep a second French passport so long as it were kept “in a locked case” with the key held by his lawyers.
There is no emigration data showing Ghosn’s departure from Japan but he entered Lebanon on a French passport.