When registering the passengers who arrived in Minsk from Nur-Sultan, Belarusian border guards set their eyes on two Iranian citizens whose documents looked suspicious.
The foreigners presented passports of Spanish citizens. However, some pages turned out to have been replaced with those containing personal data of the Iranians, the State Border Committee reports.
According to the violators, they intended to fly in the UK with the falsified documents.
The unlucky ‘tourists’ are now facing a criminal case under Article 380-1 of the Belarusian Criminal Code (forgery, production, use or sale of forged documents, stamps, seals and forms). The offense may be punishable by up to two years of restriction of liberty.