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Iraqi family detained with fake EU IDs (Updated: 5-day remand)

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An Iraqi family of four – parents with two adult children – were detained at Larnaca airport on Saturday afternoon for attempting to board a flight to Munich in Germany with fake EU identity cards.

According to police, at around 4pm as they attempted to go through passport control, officers noticed that the fake IDs were from Slovakia but with different names, which raised a red flag.

Investigations showed the cards were fake.

The four were questioned and admitted they had bought the ID cards from a compatriot whom they didn’t know personally, police said. They had paid 10,000 euros each for the cards in Iraq to be given to them when they arrived in Cyprus.

The family appeared in court on Sunday and were remanded for five days.

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