The Sharjah Police arrested a 35-year-old Sri Lankan woman for allegedly trying to depart from the country using a fake passport because she was wanted by authorities for absconding from her sponsor.
The woman was arrested from a house along with a compatriot man who allegedly helped her get the passport for Dh10,000, a few hours before they were about to go to the airport.
The Criminal Investigation Department received a tipoff about the woman’s plan to leave the country. Based on the information, the police tracked down their location and arrested them and seized the fake passport.
During interrogation, she told the police that her friend who was arrested bought her the passport for Dh10,000 to get out of the country as she knew the police records would show her absconder status.
The man confessed that he bought the fake passport from someone he knows only by his first name and mobile number. The police are making efforts to arrest the seller. The suspects have been referred to the Public Prosecution. (Khaleej Times)