Three held with fake passports at Kerala airport

July 29th, 2008 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Kozhikode, July 29 (IANS) Three people were arrested with fake passports at Kozhikode International Airport in Kerala Tuesday. Two were arrested when they were on their way back home from the Gulf region while the third was held on his way to Doha, immigration officials at the airport said.

One of the arrested, Abdul Azeez, a native of Malappuram district who was coming from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, told the officials that he procured the forged passport paying 3,500 Saudi riyals after he lost the original document.

Kunjumuhammad Mammoot, a native of Kasargod district, was found travelling with the passport of another person from Andhra Pradesh. He was using the passport after replacing the original photograph.

Shaji, a native of Malappuram, was held when he reached the airport to board a Qatar Airways flight to Doha.

Last week, authorities arrested five people with fake passports at the airport.

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