Foreign Passport Forgery Syndicate Busted

2 January 2008
Kuala Lumpur

Two Pakistani nationals have been arrested in Sentul and Pantai Dalam last Monday for being involved in a foreign passport forgery syndicate. Police raided the house of a 24-year-old Pakistani in Sentul at 7am and a 29-year-old in Pantai Dalam later.

7 Pakistani passports with fake immigration security stamps, fake driving licences, international student cards, fake Italian visas and other foreign immigration permits were found and seized at the first house. 18 fake Indian, Pakistani, Nepalese and Afghanistan passports with immigration security stamps, fake international driving licences, international student identity cards, fake Italian visas and other foreign immigration permits were found and seized at the second house.

Police believe that the suspects have been in the forgery trade for the past two years, selling fake visas, permits and passports of various countries to foreigners who had overstayed. The documents were likely sold for between RM800 and RM1,500 each.

The Star Online – Syndicate forging foreign passports crippled
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