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Immigrant apprehended with forged passport

Mariyam Malsa
14 October 2019, MVT 10:50
Woman caught attempting to enter Maldives with a forged passport (L) and the man that attempted to help her. PHOTO: MALDIVES IMMIGRATION
Mariyam Malsa
14 October 2019, MVT 10:50

Maldives Immigration apprehended a foreigner attempting to enter Maldives with a forged passport.

The woman was arrested at Velana International Airport (VIA) along with a man who attempted to assist her illegal bid to enter the country.

Immigration has yet to reveal the nationality of the two individuals.

Following Immigration's crackdown on undocumented and migrant workers, many have attempted identity theft to enter Maldives.

During September, Immigration apprehended various impersonators who tried to enter the country fraudulently by using lookalikes' passports.

An immigrant was also arrested on October 6 attempting to smuggle several forged visa cards.

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