Student tried to exit Ercan airport with fake PCR test

A university student, who tried to leave the TRNC to Istanbul has been arrested for using a fake PCR test result.

The suspect, identified only as M.N.R was arrested on Wednesday, January, 19 at the Ercan Airport for faking his friend's PCR test to go to Istanbul.

Police said the suspect faked the PCR test of his friend named M.T.O with the intention of travelling with it, by changing the name on the test result on his own mobile phone. The suspect presented the fake PCR to the baggage handling personnel at the ground handling services. 

The police stated that the I Phone 12 mobile phone, which had the fake PCR test in the possession of the defendant, was taken as a circumstantial evidence.

Police said he has been living in the country without a residence permit since 2019.

He was taken to a court on charges of attempting to obtain a record fraudulently where he was sent to for a period not exceeding 45 days.


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