Published On: Mon, Nov 16th, 2015

Three Syrians arrested in St.Maarten with false Greek travel documents

inselPHILLIPSBURG The police have arrested three (3) men, who tried to enter the country on Saturday; November 14th, using false documents.

The men in custody are believed to be nationals of Syria who arrived at the Princess Juliana International Airport around 7:30 pm on an Insel Air flight originating from Haiti. They were soon after held by airport immigration after it was discovered that the travel documents they presented were false.

The suspects were turned over to the “Back Office” at the PJIA who further investigated the documents and determined that the Greek passports the men were travelling with were indeed false. The suspects are remanded in custody pending further investigation.

In the meantime; the Police is urging members of the community to be vigilant and proceed with caution given the current situation unfolding in France.

Authorities manning critical infrastructures are urged to heighten security measures and remain alert for any suspicious activities or persons. They are also advised to contact the police immediately should they encounter any suspicious activities in these areas.

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