Turk busted for trying to extend visa in fake passport

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A Turkish man has been arrested after trying to extend his visa with a fake passport.

Identified by the passport as Sharam Khatami, 40, he was detained by Chonburi Immigration Police after agents noticed his photo had been pasted in the book.

He was charged for forging a passport and taken to the police station for further prosecution.

Immigration police are taking extra-close looks at travel documents in the wake of the Aug. 17 Erawan shrine bombing in Bangkok in which several suspects are believed to have Turkish heritage.

There also have been several cases of fake passports or bogus visa stamps found in Chonburi by people trying to extend their stays in Thailand.

Sharam Khatami has been arrested for allegedly possessing a forged passport.Sharam Khatami has been arrested for allegedly possessing a forged passport.