Man is charged with possessing fake passport
A man arrested on suspicion of possessing a fake passport has been charged with fraud.
Taimo Taofeeq Yusuf, 38, appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with 15 counts of fraud including possession of a false Nigerian passport.
The operation was part of a planned nationwide action by the UK Border Agency to tackle immigration offences.
Mr Yusuf was remanded in custody until Thursday 23 September.
The Nigerian national was arrested at a residential address in the Bloomfield area of east Belfast on Tuesday on suspicion of being an illegal entrant to the UK.
The operation was carried out by a specialist team including police and staff from the UK Border Agency.