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Jaffna Girl arrested for attempting to leave to Canada with a forged passport

Emigration and Immigration officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport have arrested a Girl for attempting to leave to Canada with a forged passport.

Emigration and Immigration officials said a 22-year-old resident of Jaffna had attempted to flee to Canada via Dubai.

Airport officials who felt suspicious over the passport presented by the relevant individual had directed the travel document to the Border Surveillance Unit of the Department of Immigration and Emigration at the BIA for further investigations.

Examinations revealed the Canadian passport belonged to someone else and had been forged with the relevant individual’s picture. It was reportedly confirmed that the immigration stamps used in the passports had also been forged.

The relevant individual was arrested by Emigration and Immigration officials and handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department at the Bandaranaike International Airport for further investigations.

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