Bulgarian Anti-Mafia Police Bust Fake Documents Ring

Crime | August 2, 2012, Thursday // 09:22
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Anti-Mafia Police Bust Fake Documents Ring Photo by dariknews.bg

Officers of Bulgaria's Chief Directorate for Combating Organized Crime (GDBOP) have arrested two on charges of document forgery.

Sofia-based anti-mafia police arrested two men aged 50 and 39 within 24 hours.

50-year-old D.Y., who has a prior conviction on his record, was found to have recruited customers for the business.

The range of counterfeit documents on offer included ID cards, passports, drivers' licenses, university diplomas and professional qualification certificates.

39-year-old A.A. was found to have prepared the counterfeit documents.

The two were caught as A.A. was handing a fake driver's license to D.Y/

Police searched the homes of the men and seized, among other things, two printers, laminators, 76 stamps of various institutions, half-ready fake documents, USB flash drives, and a laptop containing files with bank accounts and PIN codes from a range of countries.

The investigation into the case continues.

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