Three domestic visitors have been arrested and will potentially face 12 years of imprisonment for faking PCR test documents at an airport in Bali.
The Head of the Denpasar Police Department, Kombes Jansen Avitus Panjaitan confirmed that airport officials have managed to detain three suspects who were identified as a 25-year-old woman named Anggie Chaerunnisaa Azhari, a 24-year-old college student named Muhammad Firdauz, and a 24-year-old woman named Lutfi Lanisya when they attempted to trick airport authorities with fake PCR test documents.
“The three suspects were arrested over two days, and they’ll potentially face approximately 6 to 12 years of imprisonment to be held responsible for what they have done.” Kombes Jansen said on Monday (1/11). According to information provided by an airport authority from the Denpasar Health Office I, Indah Wulandari said that she became suspicious when noticing that the airport’s scanner was unable to scan Anggie and Firdauz barcodes on their PCR documents on Friday (29/10).
During the interrogation, both of them admitted that they had previously edited someone else’s documents and added their names to them. A similar fraudulent incident happened on Sunday morning (31/10), when Lutfi showed her PCR test document to airport officials. During the investigation, Lutfi admitted that she had edited her rapid antigen test document into a PCR document using her cellphone. She then printed the edited file at the hotel where she was staying in Bali.
“Lutfi edited the rapid antigen test that she took at the Siloam Hospital prior to her departure. She then attempted to trick airport authorities with the fake document.” Kombes Jansen added. All suspects have been detained at the police department, along with several pieces of evidence such as the fake Covid-19 test documents and a couple of cell phones.
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