24 Jan 2018 16:21

Turkish citizen arrested in Krasnodar for forging passport stamp

KRASNODAR. Jan 24 (Interfax) - A criminal case was opened against a citizen of Turkey who tried to leave the Krasnodar Airport for Turkey with a forged stamp in his passport, the press service for the regional branch of the Federal Security Service border guard service said on Wednesday.

"The foreign citizen was detained while being registered for a flight to Istanbul. He tried to cross the state border using a document with a forged stamp, stating that he had a temporary residence permit. The detainee said his acquaintance had stamped his passport for 150,000 rubles," the report said.

The stamp allows foreign citizens to stay on the territory of Russia for a period of up to three years with subsequent prospects of receiving a permanent residence permit.

The 47-year-old citizen of Turkey was taken into custody and charged with crossing the Russian border without valid entry documents.