Home Global News Finland Detains Two Russian Citizens for False Documents and Unauthorized Border Crossing

Finland Detains Two Russian Citizens for False Documents and Unauthorized Border Crossing


The Border Guard of Southeast Finland apprehended a Russian national suspected of multiple offences, including forgery, possession of counterfeit material, a minor firearms offence, and a violation of detection device regulations on September 2, 2023.

In a recent statement, the guard also said that on the same day, an unauthorised border crossing by a person coming from Russia to Finland was registered in the Joutseno region.

“The man, being guilty of forgery, arrived at the border crossing from Russia and presented a Bulgarian passport at the border check. The border inspector found factors indicating a forgery in the passport, so the man was taken in for a closer inspection, and his documents were examined for forgeries,” the Border Guard says regarding the first case.

In addition, during the investigation of the documentation, it was established that the Bulgarian passport of the man was forged, and the documents discovered in his possession were fabricated.

Additionally, he was found in possession of three gas atomisers and a radar detector device. Thus, the Finnish Immigration Service, in response to a request from the border guard of Southeast Finland, has imposed a five-year ban on the man’s entry into the Schengen area.

Regarding the second incident of unauthorised border crossing in the Joutseno region, the person in question had submitted an asylum application in Finland and has been transferred to the asylum process of the Finnish Immigration Service for further assessment.

As a result, the border commissioner of the Southeast Finland region has initiated communication with the border commissioner of the Vyborg region to address and discuss the case.

In July of this year, the Finnish Border Guard (RAIA) made a total of three arrests during two separate incidents, all related to illegal border-crossing attempts. The same authority said a total of two people were caught on July 10 for trying to cross the Finnish border into South Karelia illegally.

Even during May 2023, RAIA also arrested a total of five people in Finland. These arrests were made in connection with an organised crime operation involved in the forgery of travel documents.

As RAIA explains, the arrests began after an incident involving Finnish border officers at Helsinki-Vantaa airport. During this incident, a woman attempted to enter Finland using dubious travel documents after arriving from Paris. After further investigation, border officers determined that the documents presented by the woman did not, in fact, belong to her.

Facebook Comments Box
Previous articleEuropean Union Court of Justice Rejects Parliament’s Bid to Impose Visas on US Citizens
Next articleCourt of Justice Urges Denmark to Link Nationality Preservation with Genuine Ties
Monte OZ is a highly accomplished and respected international freelance journalist, travel and active adventure reporter, and leading entertainment & lifestyle blogger based in Africa. With a passion for storytelling, a sense of adventure, and an eye for all things captivating, Monte has become a prominent figure in the world of travel, entertainment, and lifestyle journalism. Born and raised in Africa, Monte developed a deep appreciation for the continent's diverse cultures, rich heritage, and vibrant entertainment scene. His upbringing fueled his desire to share Africa's untold stories and showcase its dynamic lifestyle to a global audience. Monte's extensive experience and expertise have made him a sought-after authority on all things related to travel, adventure, entertainment, and lifestyle in Africa. As an international freelance journalist, Monte has made significant contributions to various prestigious publications worldwide. His captivating articles, insightful interviews, and engaging features have graced the pages of leading entertainment magazines, lifestyle publications, and reputable news outlets. Monte's unique ability to capture the essence of Africa's entertainment and lifestyle scene has garnered widespread acclaim and recognition. With a love for exploration and a thirst for adrenaline, Monte also thrives as an active adventure reporter. He has embarked on daring expeditions, immersing himself in Africa's wild landscapes, and documenting his adrenaline-pumping experiences. Whether it's conquering treacherous peaks, exploring remote jungles, or engaging in heart-pounding activities, Monte's adventurous spirit and daring escapades inspire readers to embrace their own sense of adventure. In addition to his work in journalism and adventure reporting, Monte is a leading entertainment & lifestyle blogger in Africa. Through his influential blog, he offers readers an insider's view of the continent's vibrant entertainment scene, trendy hotspots, fashion trends, culinary delights, and cultural experiences. Monte's unique blend of storytelling, personal insights, and expert recommendations has made his blog a go-to resource for entertainment and lifestyle enthusiasts seeking the pulse of Africa's dynamic culture. Beyond his professional pursuits, Monte is a passionate advocate for promoting Africa's talent, creativity, and cultural diversity. He actively supports and champions emerging artists, musicians, designers, and entrepreneurs, helping to showcase their work to a broader audience. Monte's dedication to promoting Africa's vibrant entertainment and lifestyle industry has positioned him as a respected influencer and tastemaker within the African and global entertainment communities. With a commitment to excellence, a passion for exploration, and a talent for captivating storytelling, Monte Oz continues to captivate audiences worldwide. As an international freelance journalist, travel and active adventure reporter, and leading entertainment & lifestyle blogger, his work has left an indelible mark on the world of journalism, travel, and entertainment, solidifying his position as a trusted authority and go-to resource for all things related to African travel, adventure, and lifestyle.