18 foreign nationals arrested for possessing fake travel documents

Eighteen foreign nationals, six men and eleven women aged from 18 to 48 as well as a minor, were arrested at Heraklion international airport.

The foreign nationals attempted to travel to Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands with fake travel documents.

Seven of the arrested were from Syria, two from Egypt, four from Iraq, one from Iran, one from Pakistan, one from Cameroon, a Tunisian and a woman from Afghanistan.

The fake documents allegedly issued by the Italian, French, Bulgarian and Pakistani authorities were confiscated and the suspects were sent to Heraklion prosecutor.