Arrests at Cretan airports over use of fake travel documents

Nikos Kazantzakis Heraklion Airport Dutch

Twenty-four foreign nationals have been arrested this month for possessing forged travel documents at the international airports of Iraklio and Chania on the island of Crete as they tried to board flights for Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland.

The arrests of 16 men and eight women took place on August 9-15.

The forged travel documents appeared to have been issued by France, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria and Romania.

Curfews in Chania and Zakynthos extended to August 18