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Almost 500 fake Id’s stopped by the Customs and Border Patrol officers, agency says

The U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia snagged hundreds of fake state drivers licenses of the last few months, the agency revealed Thursday.

(U. S. Customs and Border Protection)

The U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia snagged hundreds of fake state drivers licenses of the last few months, the agency revealed Thursday.

About 500 fake identity cards went to the Pennsylvania city in the international air cargo since May, and were taken by officials, the CBP said in a press release, adding that the agency’s efforts remained “the fraudulent documents out of the hands of underage students.”

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College undergrads go back to school empty-handed after Philadelphia #CBP seizes about 500 fake Id’s sent from abroad. Read https://t.co/TW6f5Dk6oe pic.twitter.com/tA5qlnClGq

— CBP Mid-Atlantic (@CBPMidAtlantic) August 30, 2018

The agency claims they have seized the licenses of more than 20 states, in addition to the Nigerian driving licences, and there was said to have been sent from offices in Canada, China and the countries in Southwest Asia, the agency said.

“Fake driving licences were traditionally used by people younger than 21 years of age for the unlawful consumption of alcohol, but fake Ids are also used in criminal enterprises, including identity theft cases and immigration fraud,” Casey Durst, CBP Director of the Baltimore Field Office, said in the press release. “Customs and Border Protection officers will continue to exercise special vigilance during the trade enforcement operations, and we remain committed to the safety and security of our country every day.”

Under the obtained fake ID’s are those that are “obvious fakes” and some that were of very good quality,” the agency said.

(U. S. Customs and Border Protection)

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Under the obtained fake ID’s are those that are “obvious fakes” and some that were of very good quality,” the agency said.

“CBP many of the licenses of the state and the university of police investigators,” the press release said. “The remaining licenses will be destroyed.”

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