Two detained at Gibraltar airport with fake IDs

  • Two Albanians were detained before boarding a flight to Manchester

Officers from Gibraltar's Special Branch arrested two Albanians at the airport on 20 February, following suspicions over flights which had been booked to the UK. They were detained before boarding a flight to Manchester. One of the men, aged 50, was using a falsified Greek ID document and the other, aged 24, had a fake French passport.

As citizens of a country for which a visa is required to enter Gibraltar, they were detained for being there without valid authority, in contravention of the Immigration, Asylum & Refugee Act, and were later charged with possessing fake documents and immigration offences.

Spanish police also arrested two men from La Línea for facilitating illegal immigration.