Tourists dressed in Borat mankinis arrested in Kazakhstan

Borat, Kazakhstan
Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays Borat, at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. Photo credit: Getty

Six Czech tourists were arrested in Kazakhstan, after dressing up in Borat mankinis for photos on Tuesday (local time).

The BBC reports that the group posed in front of the "I love Astana" sign, a notable attraction in the heart of the capital city.

Local authorities arrested the visitors for minor hooliganism and fined them €57 (NZ$98), before releasing them.

The green mankinis were made famous in the worldwide movie hit Borat in 2006.

Despite the arrests, the Kazakhstan government has previously thanked British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays Borat, for giving the country a tourism boost with his comedy creation.