Trio said to create, sell fake immigration IDs

Three persons were detained on allegations that they fabricated false immigration identifications.

Two were detained near the main office of the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería in La Uruca and one was detained at a home in Hatillo.

The Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública said that law officers became aware of the situation when they detained foreigners with false documents. Involved were supposed U.S. visas, work permits and residency cédulas, said the ministry.

The individuals would present themselves as persons who could expedite immigration processing and then sell the fake documents to foreigners, said immigration police who made the arrests.

In Hatillo they found scanners, computers and other devices that were used in the creation of false documents, they said.

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