Two men on fraud charges

The Dominica Police Force has described a recent forgery case as a major breakthrough in safeguarding Dominica’s identity on a regional and international level.

This came to the fore after two young men were denied bail at the Roseau Magistrate Court on Monday afternoon.

Nash Mitchell and Lyndon Marie appeared before magistrate Ossie Lewis on Monday, facing fourteen (14) charges of forgery, including the possession and uttering of forged Commonwealth of Dominica passports and birth certificates.

According to the facts of the case, the offences allegedly took place between November 11th 2005 and March 31st, 2011.

Although defense counsel Heather Felix Evans pleaded on her clients behalf, the prosecution was able to convince the court that if given bail, the defendants may interfere with the investigations.

Reports claim that forty (40) forged passports have been reportedly identified by the police, some of which bear names with Islamic identities.

The duo are expected to reappear at the Roseau Magistrate Court later in June, until then, they are both remanded at the Dominica State Prison.

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