Police arrested a former LTTE operative at the Trichy International Airport while he was attempting to leave for Switzerland on a fake passport yesterday, the Indian media reported.
The Trichy police also arrested a native of Ramanathapuram for helping the former LTTE member get the fake passport.
The police are now searching for a man in Chennai for helping him. A Kumaraguru, 39, a native of North Jaffna in Sri Lanka, was apprehended by the airport police when he produced a fake passport.
He was to board a Malaysia-bound flight. From Malaysia, he was to go to Switzerland, police said.