Syrians using fake passports arrested in Italy

2015-11-27 22:30


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Rome - Three Syrians using fake passports have been arrested in Italy's north-Eastern city of Ancona and are set to be expelled from the country, the ANSA news agency reported on Friday.

The men were apprehended as they were about to board a train to Milan. They were given a summary trial in which they entered a guilty plea bargain, and were handed a one-year jail term and given expulsion orders, ANSA said.

The Syrians said they arrived at the southern Italian port of Bari hidden in a container, after acquiring the fake travel documents in Turkey for €1 000 each, reports added.

Police checks at Italian train stations, airports and other sensitive sites have been stepped up following the November 13 attacks in Paris. At least two of the terrorists presumed to have carried them out are said to have entered Europe mixing with Syrian refugees.

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