My friend flew from Austin, TX for a contract job to Istanbul, Turkey. Upon arrival he had to order $450k in construction equipment. His order was successfully processed and is currently sitting in Customs. The Customs agents took his passport due to them requesting another $84k in taxes. Due to his bank here believing his bank account had been compromised, his account is locked. Not only that, the Customs agents will not give him his passport even though they have his $450k in equipment, have appeared in person to harass him at the hotel. He is a widowed father of a young daughter who travels with him.
Both he and his daughter will be stuck in Turkey for Christmas and possibly longer. Any suggestions how to proceed as he must appear in Virginia to fix his account. They still have his equipment and passport.