Police arrested a 23-year-old man at Paphos airport for forgery and impersonation on Monday.
According to police spokesperson, Michalis Nikolaou, at around 1:30 pm a man bound for France presented himself at departures with a French ID.
The document was determined to be forged and when interrogated the man allegedly confessed his true country of origin, and that he is a political asylum applicant.
Police subsequently arrested the man for forgery and impersonation and he was taken into custody.
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