The fake passports issued in Denmark: the municipal Services affected by the cheating

at Least 21 times it succeeded criminals to obtain a false passport on a Danish passport office. It reveals among other things, an internal memo from the nati

The fake passports issued in Denmark: the municipal Services affected by the cheating

at Least 21 times it succeeded criminals to obtain a false passport on a Danish passport office.

It reveals among other things, an internal memo from the national Police, which DR News has had access to.

In the memo from June 2018 describes the police, how in the first five months of 2018 in at least 21 cases succeeded criminals to obtain a passport, where the identifying information and the passport photograph did not correspond.

In the fall of 2018 did a cop from the east Jutland Police Justitsministeret attention to the matter.

"I've only seen cases with Danish nationals of foreign descent. The last case was a person of african origin, that would have made a passport with a picture of a person from the Middle east," writes the officer in an email to the ministry that DR Nyheder has come into possession of.

But the east Jutland Police is not the only police district, which has experienced falsknerierne. Also in Copenhagen, on Funen, in the Middle - and west Jutland and in the South - and southern Jutland discovered the police last year, the passport abuse.

A fake passport can be used for different types of crime. The former operative head of PET, Hans Jørgen Bonnichsen, warns against everything from ‘forgery, id theft and human trafficking’ to ‘terror’.

It was among other things an observant canadian border police, who seized some of the fake passports.

By comparison of the fingerprints discovered on the canadian authorities that the passport was not issued to the, who stood with it in hand, even if the picture was true. the

It is the municipalities, which are responsible for the issuance of Danish passport.

On the basis of the case have the police contacted all of the municipalities and underlined the importance of checking that the data and image match, before a passport is issued.

Justice minister Nick Hækkerup call matter serious.

Updated Date: 07 December 2019, 10:00

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