Foreign nationals with fake travel documents arrested at Heraklio airport

A total of 40 foreign nationals (29 men and 11 women) were arrested at the airport of Heraklio, Crete while attempting to travel to France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and to the Czech Republic with fake documents.

The arrests were held in the period 21 to 27 May.

The suspects were aged between 18 and 57 and were from Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Algeria, Palestine and Libya.

The foreign nationals possessed fake travel documents alleged to be issued by the authorities of Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Syria, Morocco and Egypt.

The arrested were sent to Heraklio prosecutor.