False visa stamp; 6-month sentence and deportation


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A Egyptian man has been handed down a 6-month prison sentence after entering Malta with a false visa stamp on his passport. He was arrested at the Malta International Airport just after arriving from Cairo.

He had presented an authentic Egyptian passport, but which had a false stamp. He was accused of falsifying the stamp, of making use of a false document, and of having a false document on his person. He pleaded guilty.

The Magistrate explained the fact that a 6-month prison sentence is to be handed down should he plead guilty, and allowed some time for him to revise his answer. However, he stuck to his original plea.

He is to be deported once the prison sentence is terminated.