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Remand for man stopped with fake travel documents (updated)

Paphos airport

A man accused of unlawful entry into Cyprus and impersonation was remanded for five days on Friday.

The 27-year-old was arrested at Paphos airport on Thursday afternoon after he presented a fake travel document while attempting to depart for Mykonos at 3.20pm.

At passport control an official spotted that the document had a picture which did not match the one on his Italian residence permit.

The man testified in court that he had travelled from Milan to Istanbul and from there boarded a flight to Larnaca on July 19. However, there are no direct flights from Istanbul to Larnaca.

The examiner of the case said a check carried out on the arrivals and departure system at the airport did not show any records with the suspect’s name and it is not known when and from where he entered the country.

The suspect, who was questioned with the help of an interpreter, did not answer any questions at court.

Police investigations are at an early stage and more people will be asked to make statements, the examiner said.

Interpol in Italy will be asked to determine if the travel documents are forged and the name on them is correct.

Investigators will also look into where in Cyprus he was staying.

Defence lawyer Elena Taliotou did not object to the remand because of the seriousness of the case.

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