Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Nigerian arrested in Dubai for attempting to smuggle 8 forged passports hidden inside books
An Emirati customs inspector had noticed his bag was suspiciously thick and pulled him aside for questioning. “I saw a number of books in the bag and they looked suspicious," said the inspector, adding that when he opened two books he found passports from Nigeria, Ghana, and Guinea hidden inside.
The first book had five passports in it while the second had three"the prosecutor of the case against the Nigerian was quoted as saying Officers from Dubai Police’s General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology said the data pages in the passports had been removed and new ones added. Entry stamps were also found to be forged.
The Nigerian man denied the forgery charge in the Dubai Criminal Court last month. However, he was convicted and sentenced to six months in jail to be followed by deportation.
Posted by Ekpedeme Albert