Witnesses testimonies awaited in trial of Turkish men caught with fake passports
The First High Criminal Court adjourned a case involving two Turkish men who attempted to travel to the United Kingdom using fake passports through Bahrain International Airport, to July 9, 2019, to hear witnesses’ testimonies.
A female employee of Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) notified the police at the airport when she suspected that the first man’s passport was a fake one. The woman also checked the visa that was printed on the man’s passport and discovered it was also counterfeited.
The second suspect was arrested separately, although he was planning to travel on the same flight. A different BAS employee suspected him as his passport had a seven-month visa printed on it. Further investigation proved that the visa was fake and the case was reported to the police.
The first defendant told the police that an Iranian man he had met in Turkey helped him with the issuance of the fake passport, adding that the latter advised him to travel to the UK through Bahrain as the procedures here are easy and less complicated than Turkey, the Prosecutors said. The second defendant told the police a similar story.