Iranians caught using fake Israeli passports at Vancouver airport

Perpetrators posing as family of seven from the Israeli city of Rehovot; authorities notice spelling errors on documentation.

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July 26, 2013 21:54

 
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Seven Iranians have been caught using fake Israeli passports at Vancouver International Airport.

The Iranians, whose identities are unknown, were posing as the Solomons family from the central Israeli city of Rehovot, according to reports. They may have been trying to take advantage of Israelis’ ability to travel to Canada without a visa. Iranians need a visa to enter Canada.

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The passports listed the Iranians’ names and ages as Mona, 48; Tomer, 40; Nadine, 15; Narin, 11; Binyamin, 9; Marin, 6; and Nermin, 5. The passports, however, contained several Hebrew errors and mismatched translations, enabling authorities to recognize them as forgeries.

Several Iranians in recent years have tried to enter various countries with fake Israeli passports.

The seven arrived in Canada via a third country, where suspicious Vancouver officials took the passports and handed them over to Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority.

The passports were apparently previously stolen from their Israeli owners and doctored to meet the descriptions of the new holders, the report said.

Several Iranians in recent years have tried to enter various countries with fake Israeli passports.

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