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2019.12.13 16:00

International document forgery ring busted in Lithuania

BNS2019.12.13 16:00

Police in Kaunas have busted a criminal group forging and selling Lithuanian and other countries' documents, including passports and driving licenses, officials said on Friday.

"Following a thorough investigation, officers uncovered a network of people involved in the falsification of documents," said Elanas Jablonskas, the Kaunas County Police chief.

As part of the operation, around ten searches were conducted and two individuals were detained by the police.

According to Jablonskas, the gang forged identity cards, driving licenses and passports selling for up to 1,000 euros on the black market.

Documents from other countries including Sweden and Denmark were also forged and sold, according to Jablonskas.

The examination of computers and USB devices seized during the searches is expected to provide further information for the investigation, according to the Kaunas police chief.