28 foreign nationals arrested in Crete with fake travel documents

Chania international airport

TornosNews — Twenty eight foreign nationals were arrested by police at the international airports of Chania and Heraklion  on Monday for attempting to travel abroad with fake documents.

The 18 Syrians, 6 Iraqi nationals, a Pakistani and an Eritrean national, aged 16 to 55, presented fake documents to officials claiming they were allegedly issued by the authorities of Eritrea, France, Romania, Albania, Belgium, United Kingdom, Italy, Israel, Bulgaria, Finland and Portugal in order to travel to Germany, Belgium, Austria, Italy, United Kingdom and Spain.

The documents were confiscated and the suspects were sent to the prosecutors of Heraklion and Chania on the island.