Man pleads guilty to having false passport

Last updated 05:00 29/07/2014

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A Fijian man has pleaded guilty to carrying a false passport when allegedly in disguise at Queenstown Airport.

Ro Verelevu Matiatini, 53, whose address was given as New Lynn, Auckland, appeared before Judge Michael Turner in the Queenstown District Court yesterday.

He admitted using an Australian passport he knew was obtained by false representation on April 13.

He was remanded in custody to appear in the Auckland District Court on September 3.

Police had said Matiatini was arrested as he tried to leave for Australia and was wearing a hat, scarf and sunglasses but a border alert was triggered.

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