Two foreign passengers were arrested for trying to go to different countries by changing their boarding passes at the airport in Mumbai, India.
According to the Press Trust of India (PTI), Mumbai police have arrested a Sri Lankan and a German national who allegedly changed their boarding passes at the airport to go to London and Kathmandu.
The incident took place at Mumbai’s Chitrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Monday.
According to authorities, a 22-year-old Sri Lankan national travelling on a fake passport and a 36-year-old German national exchanged their boarding passes in the toilet at the airport to go to London and Kathmandu.
The matter came to light when the flight attendant noticed that the departure stamp on the Sri Lankan national’s passport looked suspicious.
Officials also said that the departure stamp on the boarding pass and passport were separate.
According to the police, the Sri Lankan national who had arrived in the UK revealed his real identity when he was caught, after which he was deported back to Mumbai.
Authorities say that during interrogation, he revealed that he wanted to move to London for better career opportunities.
The police have also arrested a German national holding a Kathmandu boarding pass.
In the investigation, it has come to light that the two foreigners stayed together in a hotel near the Mumbai airport and then planned to change the boarding card there.
Sahar Police has arrested both persons on charges of cheating, forgery, and criminal conspiracy.