An individual who attempted to fly to Italy via Dubai using a forged passport has been arrested by officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) office based at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

Police said the 27-year-old suspect, a resident of Jaffna, had been deported from Dubai on an earlier occasion. The suspect is due to be produced before the Negombo Magistrate’s Court today. The CID is making further inquires.