Border alert at Queenstown Airport

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Last updated 12:55 14/04/2014

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A Fijian man was arrested at Queenstown Airport yesterday in disguise and carrying a false passport, police said today.

Senior constable Chris Blackford, of Queenstown, said a 53-year-old man was arrested as he tried to leave New Zealand bound for Australia at 4pm.

A border alert was triggered when he allegedly presented a false Australian passport and he was arrested on an outstanding charge of wounding with intent.

Blackford said the man was previously deported from New Zealand.

"He fronted up with a hat, scarf and sunglasses," he said.

"He was using an Aussie passport in a very European name."

The man is expected to appear in the Queenstown District Court later today.

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