A PAKISTANI forger arrested recently has confessed to selling fake passports for 7,000-8,000 baht each, INN News reported today (Jan. 19).
Pol. Lt.-Gen. Suthipong Wongpuen, head of the Immigration Bureau, said the suspect, Pakistani national Mohammad Iqbal, 52, had 4 fake passports in his pants pockets when he was arrested, with 3 being Singaporean and 1 Indian.
Each of these passports had a fake visa to Canada.
The suspect was arrested just as he was leaving his room at a condominium on Kalapapruek Road in Thonburi. Police had surrounded the building after watching him for some time, upon getting tipped off about suspicious activity in his rental room.
Police also found various passport forging paraphernalia in his room, such as stickers, fake Canadian visa stamped on pages and laminated plastic to cover passports of various countries.
Pol. Lt.-Gen. Suthipong said this suspect is a big-time passport forger who has been making fake travel papers for as long as 10 years, and security officials both in this and other countries are keeping an eye on this illegal activity.
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