Cuban national arrested with ‘forged’ Canadian visa at CJIA


Police on Friday morning arrested a Cuban national at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, East Bank Demerara, after he was found to be in possession of a fake Canadian visa.

A police report noted that the man was scheduled to depart on a Copa Airlines flight CW179 destined for Panama City at 03:50hrs.

Without disclosing his name, police said he presented his passport to a representative of the airline showing a visa stamped by the Canadian Embassy and purporting to be issued by the said embassy based in Georgetown, Guyana.

“The passport and visa from Canada were examined and suspected to have been forged.  The Copa Airlines representative made contact with the Canadian Embassy for verification and was informed that the visa was forged,” the police report noted.

The suspect was immediately handed over to the police, where he was arrested.

“His passport was lodged at the Timehri Police Station General Property Book and he was placed into custody. Investigations are in progress,” the police release concluded.

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