US Customs and Border Protection in Louisville says officers have seized thousands of fake items, including fake IDs and passports, over the past six months.
Those include 28 fake birth certificates, more than 5,000 counterfeit driver’s licenses and 46 fraudulent passports. The number includes a seizure of six shipments in November. Those shipments contained more than 2,900 counterfeit driver’s licenses and 3,100 blank card stocks used to create counterfeit driver’s licenses.
One of the individuals authorities say was waiting for his fake ID was arrested in February in Newark by the Port Authority Police Department after he returned from his vacation. He allegedly had a counterfeit driver’s license in his possession at the time of his arrest. Authorities say that man was a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s “Trusted Traveler” program, which allows for expedited security screening at airports. That man’s membership was revoked… WDRB.com