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Three arrested at Cancun airport with fake passports

Cancún, Q.R. — Three men of Ecuadorian origin have been arrested at the Cancun International Airport after trying to enter the country with false passports.

The trio were arrested in the Cancun International Airport by the Anti-Drug Division of the Federal Police after Customs personnel found inconsistencies in the passports they were using.

The three men arrived from Lima on flight LAN-2458 and presented passports issued from Peru. They said they were staying at a friend’s house while vacationing in Cancun for three days. However, during the baggage check, federal officials found other hidden passports with the same photos, but different names with the issuing country of India.

All three were actually bound for the United States.

The three were arrested and identified as 40-year-old Juan Pablo N, Cesar Augusto N, 20 years of age and Gerardo Manuel 23. According to the police report, a man of Mexican nationality, Eduardo Manuel N, who was waiting for them in the international arrivals area, was also arrested.

The three were referred to the Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo.