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Immigration apprehends second man over identity theft

Raif Amyl Jalyl
10 September 2019, MVT 13:07
A side by side image comparison between the impersonator and the passport photo of the lookalike.
Raif Amyl Jalyl
10 September 2019, MVT 13:07

Maldives Immigration on Monday intercepted and apprehended a second impersonator within a 24 hour period over attempting to fraudulently enter the country using a lookalike's passport.

Immigration revealed on social media that the perpetrator was taken into custody, and publicised images of the impersonator and the lookalike's passport photos.

The images were censored so as to protect their identities, and Immigration did not divulge any further details about the impersonator.

Prior to this, Immigration on Sunday stated that they had similarly apprehended another impersonator also attempting to enter Maldives with a lookalike's passport.

Following a Maldives Immigration crackdown to deport undocumented and illegal migrant workers, many have attempted to enter the country under identity fraud.

Certain individuals were successful in entering Maldives and subsequently hide or eradicate their passports and documentations.

Immigration is doubling down on its border security to curb such incidents.