Saturday, 29 January 2011

Crimewatch: Police appeal for help with Asian fake ID factories

This quick appeal on Crimewatch shows a variety of forged documents including driving licenses and passports all bearing photos of Asian people.

This is quite a serious crime as these documents can be used by criminals and illegal immigrants to drive illegally, marry and gain access to welfare benefits, banking and financial services etc.

The police officer featured in this report is from a special task force setup to deal with this crime. He talks about "identify factories" and says it's a major organised crime in the UK with 40,000 items related to this crime on the police database.

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