Ten Iranians with fake 'hotspot' registration papers intercepted on Lesvos

Greek authorities on the island of Lesvos on Thursday announced the interception of 10 Iranian refugees carrying fake refugee registration papers that they claimed were bought in Turkey.

Ten Iranians with fake 'hotspot' registration papers intercepted on Lesvos

Coast guard officers carrying out an investigation - in the wake of an operation to rescue 37 migrants and refugees on a boat in the Aegean - found that 10 of the rescued migrants had fake papers similar to the registration documents issued by the migrant hotspot in Moria, where refugees are registered, identified and fingerprinted. All 10 were Iranian nationals.

They confessed to buying the documents for 300 euros each in Turkey, in order to avoid registration in Greece and to depart for Europe immediately.

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