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Man arrested over fake ID books

2012-09-18 13:08

Johannesburg - A man accused of arranging fraudulent South African identity documents for foreign nationals was arrested in Tsakane on Monday, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

He was arrested at his home in Extension 5 along with 13 men who possessed no documents, in a raid following a tip-off, said Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

"The man was suspected of luring foreigners from Mozambique and Zambia to Gauteng with promises of obtaining RSA identity documents and passports for them," he said. It is believed he was using stamps from tribal authorities in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces to convince the applicants.

Kgosago said foreign nationals were told this was the first step in getting them identification documents and that passports would follow.

"Foreigners were purportedly made to stay at his home until the process of obtaining documentation was finalised".

The men were detained at the Brakpan police station, and were expected to appear in the Brakpan Magistrate's Court on charges relating to fraud and contravention of the Immigration Act.

Investigations were continuing.

Comments
  • byron.jay.37 - 2012-10-22 16:37

    Really?! Where can I get one?

  • kaykay.son.50 - 2012-11-02 08:48

    the man stepped on someone's toes and got arrested. I bat the deal was just moved from him to someone else NOT stopped!

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