Foreign nationals arrested at Cretan airports for attempting to travel with fake documents

Three foreign nationals were arrested at the airports of Heraklion and Chania on Crete when they attempted to travel abroad with fake travel documents, police said on Monday.

A Syrian and an Afghan national, both aged 25, were arrested at Heraklion airport when they presented fake Pakistani and French documents, respectively, in order to board a flight to Germany.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old Syrian national was also arrested at Chania airport when he showed a fake Bulgarian travel document in order to fly to Italy.

The fake documents were confiscated and the suspects were sent before a public prosecutor. A total of 43 individuals have been arrested since February at airports in Crete for possession of fake travel documents.