Indian Traveler Denied Entry Into US due to Fake German Passport
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted an Indian national on Monday at the Washington Dulles International Airport. The man reached from Ghana and presented the German passport at the US airport on demand.
A 28-year-old Indian national was denied the entry into the US after interception of the border authorities who found that he was travelling with a fraudulent German passport.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted the Indian national on Monday at the Washington Dulles International Airport.
Authorities declined to litigate the Indian man, who was refused admission into the United States. The name of the man was not released due to privacy laws as he was not charged a criminal, a CBP release said.
The man arrived from Accra, Ghana and presented the German passport to a CBP officer during inspection.
The officer detected discrepancies in the passport’s biographical page and referred the man to a secondary examination, during which CBP officers were unable to access the passport’s electronic chip and suspected it to be altered or damaged.
The man then accepted the purchasing of passport in Ghana. CBP officers seized the passport and refused the Indian national entry to the United States, the release said.
Casey Durst ,CBP’s Director of the Baltimore Field Office, said the agency’s officers are skilled in detecting impostors and fraudulent identity documents. “The nation’s security is dependent on CBP officers for doing their job and recognize those who are making attempt to enter by illegal means among the millions of travellers who enter the country for legal purposes,” Casey Durst said.
In screening both foreign visitors and returning US citizens, CBP uses a variety of techniques to intercept immigration violators, narcotics, unreported currency, weapons,prohibited agriculture goods, counterfeit consumer goods, and other illicit products, and to assure that global tourism remains safe and strong.