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Woman with fake passport pretended to be handicapped

A woman from Sri Lanka was arrested at Keflavík airport on Saturday after trying to get into Iceland with a faked Canadian passport. The woman was in a wheelchair but stood up to stretch out when she though no one was watching.

Customs officers asked the woman to wait while they examined her passport in detail, which they suspected was faked. No one was with her so she thought it was safe to stretch her legs, but a security camera filmed her actions, Bladid reports.

The customs officers received information that the passport in question had been stolen earlier in the year. The woman was sentenced to 30 days in the Kópavogur prison for women yesterday and will probably be evicted once she has served her sentence.

That was the second case of someone traveling on a faked passport last week.

Last Friday, police in Sudurnes, which covers Keflavík airport, arrested a man in his forties, who arrived from London. He presented a Lithuanian passport, which police found suspicious.

An examination of the passport reveled that it was faked and that the man really came from Belarus. He was also sentenced to 30 days in prison and will probably be evicted after serving his sentence.

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