Foreign nationals arrested for using fake documents to travel abroad

Police have arrested 17 foreign nationals – 11 men and 6 women – that attempted to travel abroad from the airport of Heraklio, Crete, using fake travel documents.

According to police announcement on Monday, eight Syrian nationals, three Iranians, two Afghans, two Iraqis, one Bangladeshi, one from Cameroonian and a Pakistani have been arrested between May 7-13 after presenting fake travel documents allegedly issued by French, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Syrian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi authorities in order to board flights departing from Greece for France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.

The fake travel documents were confiscated and the suspects were led before an Heraklion prosecutor.