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1m fake passports seized in raid
The Press Association ^ | 4 July, 2007 | The Press Association

Posted on 07/04/2007 7:21:29 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar

Police uncovered the largest haul of fake passports ever found in the UK as they smashed a massive counterfeiting ring.

More than 1,800 fake passports with a street value of at least �1 million were discovered in a two-bedroom flat in north London.

Five men were in custody on Wednesday after fake passports for at least 12 countries were found stuffed into a wardrobe, cupboard and briefcase.

Among the documents were 200 fake UK passports which are often considered by counterfeiters as too difficult to make. Other passports were Finnish, Portuguese, Korean, Latvian, Slovenian, Albanian, Danish, Greek, Italian, Belgian and French.

Also found was a mass of hi-tech equipment including printers, scanners, two computers and various false immigration stamps.

Thousands of blank passport personal information pages as well as blank driving licence cards were also discovered.

When officers entered the property, a counterfeit driving licence was being printed in the back bedroom.

Three Eastern European men - one Kosovan and two Bulgarian - were arrested at the address in Poplar Grove, Colney Hatch, yesterday afternoon. They are being held accused of conspiracy to manufacture identity documents and remain in custody at a north London police station.

Following the search, two more men - an Albanian and a Bulgarian - were arrested at addresses in Essex and Finchley, north London. Both remain in custody.

The operation was run by the Metropolitan Police's Operation Maxim unit.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: aliens; globaljihad; jihadineurope

1 posted on 07/04/2007 7:21:31 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Cindy

ping.


2 posted on 07/04/2007 7:21:53 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
Among the documents were 200 fake UK passports which are often considered by counterfeiters as too difficult to make.

Thanks for posting.

3 posted on 07/04/2007 7:29:57 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Jet Jaguar

Anybody who wants a national ID as a solution take note. There is no such thing as a document that cannot be forged, duplicated or replicated, or an ID that is tamper proof.


4 posted on 07/04/2007 7:30:35 AM PDT by Weeedley
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To: Weeedley

Neverthe less, to eliminate voter fraud, we must have a national ID


5 posted on 07/04/2007 7:32:22 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Happiness is a down sleeping bag)
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To: Weeedley
If the North Koreans can turn out $100 bills, called “supernotes” by our treasury agents, passports should be a snap.
6 posted on 07/04/2007 7:32:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
US,Canadian and passports of European Union countries are very highly sought after.
7 posted on 07/04/2007 7:40:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
If the North Koreans can turn out $100 bills, called “supernotes” by our treasury agents, passports should be a snap.

I just got a passport that has some kind of microchip in it.The chip contains a digital image of my photograph and,I think,other data as well.

8 posted on 07/04/2007 7:42:51 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: Weeedley

“Anybody who wants a national ID as a solution take note. There is no such thing as a document that cannot be forged, duplicated or replicated, or an ID that is tamper proof.”

Henceforth you’ll see more stories encouraging the use of biomechanical devices to literally chip human beings..!


9 posted on 07/04/2007 7:43:13 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Weeedley
There is no such thing as a document that cannot be forged, duplicated or replicated, or an ID that is tamper proof.

US passports are much sought yet no forged US passports were in the possession of the criminals. Either the perps were out of stock or the passports are too hard to make.

10 posted on 07/04/2007 7:52:55 AM PDT by ricks_place
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To: Gay State Conservative

Is this a new addition ? I don’t think my passport has this feature.


11 posted on 07/04/2007 7:53:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Among the documents were 200 fake UK passports which are often considered by counterfeiters as too difficult to make.

Yeah, well, I guess that theory doesn't hold water.

I'd be even more concerned how many passports were already in circulation.

12 posted on 07/04/2007 8:20:59 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Jet Jaguar

the possibilities are endless


13 posted on 07/04/2007 8:21:40 AM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Yeah, I somehow knew this wasn’t an American story.


14 posted on 07/04/2007 10:01:02 AM PDT by George W. Bush (Rudi: tough on terror, scared of Iowa)
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To: Jet Jaguar

What an eye opener! Thanks for posting!


15 posted on 07/04/2007 10:50:20 AM PDT by debby_dee
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To: Jet Jaguar

Dare anyone say that they were Muslim???? [Gordon brown is watching you with his all-seeing CCTV omnipresent EYE.]


16 posted on 07/04/2007 12:03:38 PM PDT by Maeve (Do you have supplies for an extended emergency? Be prepared! Pray!)
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To: Bokababe; kronos77
>>>>>Three Eastern European men - one Kosovan and two Bulgarian -were arrested at the address in Poplar Grove, Colney Hatch, yesterday afternoon<<<<<<<

false passport ring busted

17 posted on 07/04/2007 12:13:30 PM PDT by DTA
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To: Maeve

A “kosovan” is an ALBANIAN MUSLIM who is from Kosovo in Serbia and who is probably not only a forger but a white slaver too.


18 posted on 07/04/2007 12:42:23 PM PDT by Lion in Winter (Hello again... for awhile...)
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To: Jet Jaguar

well, I guess now that the immigration bill is dead, we won’t be blaming Mexicans for this.


19 posted on 07/04/2007 3:11:43 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Life is an episode of Green Acres. THEN you die.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Kill’em!


20 posted on 07/04/2007 3:20:49 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("You couldn't tame me, but you taught me.................")
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To: bert

So having said National I.D., nevertheless being able to be forged on a national level is an acceptable risk to you...And election fraud being the straw that broke the camels back on this one...hmmmm???

Lets just say I dissagree with your justification on this issue...


21 posted on 07/04/2007 3:35:15 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: stevie_d_64

Get real. Your strawman doesn’t cut it. Voter fraud trumps a few forgers.


22 posted on 07/04/2007 3:58:52 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Happiness is a down sleeping bag)
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To: bert
Voter fraud trumps a few forgers.

Who do you think will be the forger's clients?

Besides, elections are conducted by the states, not by the federal government, although they must meet certain minimal requirements as to who they allow to vote, or don't allow, at least in Federal races. Thus no need for a national/federal ID. 50 state IDs can do the job just as well, and make the forger's job a bit, although not much, more difficult.

23 posted on 07/04/2007 4:45:37 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: bert; El Gato

Hey bert...

Ever been an election judge??? Been responsible for the integrity and purity of a voting precinct poll???

Guess what...I have, many times...My crew checks ID’s (and pssst, they are state issued...)

If you don’t have an ID, or a voter registration card...Sure, I’ll let you vote, but per our operating parameters, I’ll only let you (by the authority of the “state” and instructions handed down to me) vote provisionally...

It won’t count, but you do get to vote...Sure does motivate people to get their acts together and either bring a valid form of ID, or just feel good about yourself...

I don’t particularly care for a national ID, there is not real need for it other than the ones create by the people (like yourself) and the government hacks looking for more justification for their existance in the “system”...

Sure lets open wide a big can of worms, and get everyone used to the federal government telling the states (once again) what they had better do, and comply with, or we’ll hold back tax dollars and other revenue and aid back to the states for all that great pork and other earmarked funds...Not that I particularly care about that...

I tend to do my best to avoid those dangling carrots if I can...

But I don’t expect you to buy into that idea...And thats ok, just rest assured that if it came to a vote, I’ll be glad to cancel out your vote “for” a national ID...

Somehow if you place your trust in a little piece of plastic, it just seems disengenuous...We have enough on our plate to work with now...


24 posted on 07/05/2007 5:38:33 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: bert
[.. Never the less, to eliminate voter fraud, we must have a national ID ..]

OR a president NOT willing to perform the massive voter fraud of the AMNESTY of 20+ million brand NEW DEMOCRATS.. many of whom are ALREADY (no doubt) VOTING (democrat 2006)..

25 posted on 07/05/2007 5:56:23 AM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: Gay State Conservative

My passport got stolen in the UK last year (long story). The U.S. embassy didn’t seem overly concerned about it because they cancelled it. They issued a temporary one so I could get home and I haven’t heard a word since from anybody.


26 posted on 07/05/2007 6:02:16 AM PDT by jpp113
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To: bert

“we must have a national ID”

I just threw up a little in my mouth. Truly a disgusting comment.

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
-Benjamin Franklin


27 posted on 07/05/2007 7:17:54 AM PDT by t_skoz ("let me be who I am - let me kick out the jams!")
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To: t_skoz

You worry about a trivial matter. The National ID will insure rather than destroy liberty.


28 posted on 07/05/2007 7:24:37 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Happiness is a down sleeping bag)
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To: Weeedley

There is no such thing as a document that cannot be forged, duplicated or replicated, or an ID that is tamper proof.


That’s why asking illegals for proof of residency documentation and other documents is such a joke. I still can’t believe that our Senate tried to ram the immigration bill down our throat knowing full well the massive shortcomings and the certain threat of fraud everywhere in the system.


29 posted on 07/05/2007 7:36:36 AM PDT by Joan Kerrey (Believe nothing of what you hear or read and half of what you see.)
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To: bert
The National ID will insure rather than destroy liberty.

Why don’t we just permanently tattoo a UPC code on everyones forearm at birth? Surely then liberty would be secured!

30 posted on 07/05/2007 7:47:48 AM PDT by HundredDollars (Amnesty = Socialize the Cost; Privatize the Profits.)
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To: bert
Neverthe less, to eliminate voter fraud, we must have a national ID

Nonsense. States run the elections; State ID's should suffice.

31 posted on 07/05/2007 7:49:54 AM PDT by AFreeBird (Will NOT vote for Rudy. <--- notice the period)
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To: bert
The National ID will insure rather than destroy liberty.

How so? By further eroding state sovereignty?
I'm interested in details if you have them. The Amnesty bill proponents could not answer how they would thoroughly vet the 20m illegals.

32 posted on 07/05/2007 7:56:17 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Joan Kerrey
Shows how banal and deceitful the hack politicians are; and how bent on the destruction of the United States as we have known it.
33 posted on 07/05/2007 9:41:33 AM PDT by Weeedley
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