An undercover Sun man infiltrated a crime ring offering false passports, visas — and access to London 2012 as bogus support staff.
The paper said: “We uncovered a ring of corrupt Pakistani officials and travel staff conspiring with a prominent politician to bypass stringent security”.
“First they provided our undercover investigator with a genuine Pakistani passport in a false name. Then leading Lahore politician Abid Chodhary spelled out how for around £7,000 he could get our man a two-month visa — and smuggle him into London 2012 as part of Pakistan’s Olympic squad”.
The newspaper secretly filmed Mr Chodhary as he explained how easy it was to get into the Olympic Village by masquerading as a member of the athletes’ support team.
“We were told we could even take part in Friday’s opening ceremony,” the paper noted.
At no point did any of the corrupt officials question our reason for wanting to sneak into Britain.
An investigation was under way yesterday after we alerted MI6, the Home Office, the UK Border Agency and the British High Commission in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad