Chilean man on passport charge
A Chilean man has been charged after entering the country on a false document and for being in possession of false New Zealand passports.
Christian Dario Alcalde appeared at the Auckland District Court yesterday on nine charges of falsely obtaining several New Zealand passports and for using a fake British passport to get past border security.
The 40-year-old was arrested on August 21 - two weeks after he entered New Zealand - after an investigation by the Department of Internal Affairs, Immigration New Zealand and the Financial Crime Agency.
Michael Mead, from the Department of Internal Affairs, confirmed that after a further investigation into Alcalde's activities, nine further charges were laid relating to his involvement in obtaining false New Zealand passports.
Two New Zealanders, Shayn Chrissle Mere Murray and Jason Paul Kupa, have also been arrested in connection to the charges.
Alcalde has been remanded in custody and will reappear in the Auckland District Court on October 15.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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