OCTOBER 22 ONWARD  COVID RULES - Up to date from Gov.uk

* items include readers letters

19 OCTOBER 2009


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2021 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 19 OCTOBER 2009

HAPPY TALK: Not a bright student

According to the Cyprus Mail a Sri I Lankan student was on Saturday (17 October) arrested at Larnaca Airport after trying to fly to Paris with a stolen passport.  The “student” presented German paperwork to the duty officer who noticed straight away that the passport photo was of a blond German.

When the officer asked the student where he would like to go, he answered simply "Auf Wiedersehen" (“Goodbye” in German).

Larnaca CID arrested the student for forgery and unlawful impersonation.  According to a Larnaca News Agency report, he had paid €5,000 for the passport.

A spokesperson for Larnaca CID said that the student was remanded in custody for four days, before going to Larnaca District Court on Monday. "If he is found guilty, then he will be sentenced to between four and eight months in prison.  After that he will go back to his country."  It seems that these “bright” students are a regular feature at the airport.  The spokesperson said that passport infringements such as this were a weekly occurrence.  What AERBT would like to know is just what the fellow is a student of?




Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.