NIA investigates suspicious loss of passports linked to forgery

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/09
By: Chiu Chun-chin and Kay Liu

Taipei, June 9 (CNA) The National Immigration Agency (NIA) sent a case of alleged illegal

(Photo courtesy of the NIA)

(Photo courtesy of the NIA)

transactions of passports to prosecutors Wednesday, after concluding a fake passport investigation.

The NIA said it has been notified by the Bureau of Consular Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about several fake Taiwanese passports since October 2014 that have been linked to police reports of missing passports in southern Taiwan.

Users of fake Taiwanese passports modified from authentic ones have been caught in several countries, including France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Panama, Peru, Australia, Thailand and China, the NIA said.

The NIA investigation found that some of the bona fide holders to whom the authentic passports had originally been issued had reported their travel documents missing twice in a single month.     [FULL  STORY]

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