Deported Goan women held at KIA

The accused were trying to immigrate to Kuwait using fake employment visas procured from their associates in Bengaluru. (DH File Photo)

Airport police arrested two Goan women who arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) after they were deported from Kuwait on April 28.

The accused were trying to immigrate to Kuwait using fake employment visas procured from their associates in Bengaluru.

Helena Ekka (31), resident of Pale Valesao, Cansaulim, South Goa and Instianna Rebello, a resident of Godgal, Zambaulim, Quepem, South Goa were arrested.

According to the police, the women had boarded flights from KIA and had travelled to Oman using tourist visas. 

The duo successfully passed through KIA immigration, producing travel documents that showed they were tourists visiting Oman.

Upon arrival in Oman, they used fake Kuwaiti employment visas to travel to Kuwait.

Police have made the duo’s associates, Sunil and Shetan Ribello, residents of Bengaluru, as co-accused.

During immigration clearance at Kuwait, officials found the visas to be fake. The women were then deported. As they arrived in an Air Arabia flight in the wee hours of April 28, immigration officials picked them up.

The women confessed they had associates in Bengaluru, who arranged the fake visas. Immigration officials then filed a complaint at the airport police station. The women and two associates were booked for cheating. The associates are yet to be arrested.

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