Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Albanian found in possession of forged documents to be deported
A court has ordered the immediate repatriation of an Albanian man who tried to leave Malta using a fake ID card
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
A 28-year-old Albanian national was arraigned before the courts today accused of being in possession of forged documents.
Inspector Darren Buhagiar explained that the man had been arrested yesterday as he tried to board a flight to Dublin. His actual Albanian passport was discovered in his checked-in luggage.
Erjon Sala, who resides in the Albanian capital, Tirana, was accused of using a forged Romanian identity card. When arrested, the man said he had wanted to travel to Dublin for work. He cooperated with the police and told them he had bought the documents from a person in Albania for a price of €400.
The man admitted to the charges brought against him. Magistrate Francesco Depasquale found the man guilty and condemned him to a year imprisonment suspended for four years. He also ordered the man to be immediately removed from the Maltese islands and be sent back to Albania.