Serbian customs seize fake Belgian passports
12 May 2004
BRUSSELS – Serbian customs officers have seized 1,315 fake passports purporting to come from several European countries including Belgium, it was reported on Wednesday.
Serbian news agency Tanjug said the customs officials made the find during a raid on a vehicle in the Bulgarian town of Lkw, just over the border from Serbia.
Aside from forged Belgian passports, the haul also included fake travel documents claiming to have been issued in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Denmark and Greece, Tanjug added.
A large number of fake driving licences were also found.
The documents were destined for the European Union, where they would have sold for EUR 1,000 to EUR 5,000 apiece, Tanjug said.
The United States has expressed particular concern about the number of forged and stolen Belgian passports available on the black market.
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Subject: Belgian news