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Man caught with fake passport bound for Ireland

Three-day remand issued by Paphos district court for individual accused of forgery

Newsroom / CNA

Police in Paphos arrested two individuals for forgery and identity fraud.

According to the spokesperson for the Paphos Police and the Head of the Paphos Immigration Office, Michalis Nikolaou, on June 23 at 16:45, a person with a destination to Ireland presented themselves at the departure area of Paphos Airport. During passport control, they presented a Seychelles passport, which was determined to be fake.

During questioning, the individual admitted that the information on the passport was different from their actual identity. Specifically, it was revealed that they were a 36-year-old asylum seeker. The person was arrested for identity fraud and forgery.

Subsequently, they were brought before the Paphos District Court, which issued a three-day detention order against them.

Furthermore, on June 24 at 11:10, a man with a French identification card, heading to Cologne, Germany, presented himself at the departure area of Paphos Airport.

Suspicions arose again regarding the authenticity of the document. Upon questioning, the man claimed to be a 23-year-old asylum seeker. Consequently, he was arrested for identity fraud and forgery.

Investigations into both cases are ongoing.

[This article was translated from its Greek original]

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