DUBAI: Bahrain authorities arrested 14 Iranians who used fake passports to enter the country, state-owned Bahrain News Agency reported.
The passports bore fake Asian names, and were said to be bought in coordination with Bahrainis of Iranian origin.
The Director-General of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science in Bahrain confirmed the identities of the Iranians, adding: “We urge all citizens to verify the identities and documents of their employees and, in case of any doubt, to contact the nearest police station or call the police hotline.”
This is not the first time people have attempted to enter the small island nation on forged documents.
From 2008 to 2012, there were 898 cases of people trying to use forged travel documents, according to UAE daily Gulf News.
And in 2010, Bahrain authorities arrested 14 Chinese nationals who were trying to enter the country with fake Japanese passports.