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26 February 2024

Man held in Dubai for hiding forged passport in underwear

By Eman Al Baik

A Pakistani, who sought to work in Brazil using a forged Moroccan passport, was arrested while leaving through Dubai International Airport, as he was not holding a Brazilian visa.

At the boarding gate MS, 28, submitted to the flight security officer his Pakistani passport which did not have a Brazil visa. His Moroccan passport, which carried a Brazil visa and forged stamps of Dubai International Airport, was hidden in his underwear.
MS, 28, told investigators that he was desperate to leave his country and seek  better living conditions in Brazil.
“I went to a travel and tourist company in my country to find out how I can do that. I met a man called Salim in the company. Salim told me that he could arrange for me a forged Moroccan passport for 700,000 Pakistani rupees,” he said.

 MS agreed and he was asked by Salim to travel to Dubai where a person will give him the forged passport.

 “I travelled on November 15 and stayed for six days. Salim then asked me to go to the airport where a man would give me the passport,” MS said.

At the airport’s Gate No. 3 a man gave MS the forged Moroccan passport.

 “Salim called me from Pakistani to be sure that I got the passport. Salim asked me to finish all departure formalities using my Pakistani passport and to hide the Moroccan passport in my underwear till I reached Brazil. He told me that once I arrive there I should use the Moroccan passport in Brazil,” said MS told investigators.

The flight security officer referred MS to the passport control officer who asked him how he is travelling to Brazil without holding a visa.
MS admitted that he was planning to enter Brazil using a Moroccan passport. He also revealed that he is hiding it in his underwear.
MS is accused of forging entry and exit stamps of Dubai International airport and forging a Moroccan passport.
He admitted to the accusations and the court will give its verdict on February 8.