Iranian arrested and grilled by CID over forged passport

An Iranian has been arrested by Immigration officials at the Katunayake Airport and is being questioned by the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

The Iranian was arrested after a forged passport was found in his possession.

Initial investigations revealed the Iranian was to travel to a European country via Sri Lanka using the forged passport .

The CID is investigating if the Iranian is part of a human smuggling operation. (Colombo Gazette)