How far would you go to get rid of your spouse?
You could sit them down for a tough talk about why it's just not working any more or, perhaps, go out for milk and never come back. An immigration officer in the UK had his own way of doing things: He added his wife's name to a list of suspected terrorists.
As The Daily Mail reports, the man put his wife on a list of people banned from boarding flights into Britain because their presence in the country is "not conducive to the public good."
And it worked. When the wife traveled to Pakistan to visit family she was not able to fly back to Britain. When she asked why she wasn't allowed to board a plane back to the UK, immigration and airline officials refused to tell her why. As a result, she was stuck in Pakistan for three years.
The immigration official's deed was only discovered because he came up for promotion and a vetting inquiry discovered his wife's name on the suspects' list.
The man eventually confessed under questioning and has since been fired.
A spokesperson for the Border Agency, which is in charge of immigration controls in the UK, told The Daily Mail, "We expect the highest levels of integrity. Allegations of misconduct are thoroughly investigated and we always take action swiftly where we find members of staff who have abused their position."