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  1. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Fake Hong Kong passports help traffickers fill Australian brothels

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:58am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harrs@scmp.com Hong Kong's security apparatus questioned, with use of forged documents now prevalent Fake passports help traffickers fill brothels Hong Kong's mechanism for checking travel documents has come under renewed scrutiny after it was revealed that local women were being trafficked to Australian brothels on fraudulent passports. Last month, ...

  2. Call for inquiry into dissident case

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yongjun was widely reported last month after his girlfriend disclosed his plight. Zhou, who arrived in Hong Kong from Macau in September last year on a fake Malaysian passport, is understood ... Tiananmen student uprising, his family said. He held a US green card but arrived in Hong Kong on a Malaysian passport under an assumed name. He was told there was a problem with his passport ...

  3. Passport pretenders fail their test

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but for being caught with fake passports. Cai Peipei, 24. Diao Sujin, 23, and Chen Ziqing, 23, pleaded guilty in Tsuen Wan Court to using a false instrument. All were in Hong Kong on two-way permits. ... saw their mainland passports did not have a Hong Kong Immigration Department stamp. When he confronted them they admitted they were forged. Police found their real passports after a search. ...

  4. Crackdown at airport to trap fake passport holders

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... and Britain using fake travel documents. Officers are posing as tourists in the transit lounge to carry out surveillance and arrest bogus passport holders, who include mainlanders, Filipinos, ... Bogus travel documents seized by immigration officers include fake Singaporean, Japanese and South Korean passports. Fake Hong Kong passports are understood to have been used in the past. ...

  5. Briton jailed 28 months for fake passports

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A British man was jailed for 28 months on Wednesday for possessing four forged passports which bore 14 false Hong Kong immigration arrival stamp chops. John Porter, 44, pleaded guilty to three counts related to the fake documents. Porter was intercepted by a customs officer at Chek Lap Kok airport when he arrived in January. ...

  6. Man jailed for 29 months for having 18 fake passports

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTER Updated at 6.59pm: A 49-year-old Hong Kong resident was jailed for 29 months for possessing 18 false Korean passports, an Immigration spokesman said on Thursday. Lam Woon-sun pleaded guilty earlier in the District Court to one count of possession of fake documents. Immigration investigators took over the case from customs officers, who unearthed the Korean ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Closure of British passport office in Hong Kong 'was a mistake', blast UK lawmakers

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee in London danny.lee@scmp.com Refund Britons' passport costs, say MPs British travellers "left out of pocket" as a result of passport processing delays should ... the passport fiasco showed "complete management failure" at the "highest levels of the organisation", as Her Majesty's Passport Office (HMPO) struggled to handle the high ...

  8. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines has previous conviction for 'falsifying passport details to allow passenger on board'

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 11:28am by DANNY LEE

    ..., while another passenger held a fake passport. Four passengers in total are under suspicion and an investigation is underway into how such a major security breach could occur. “Our border systems ... government by falsifying passport identity records, it has emerged, and was also prosecuted for a similar incident in 2007. A New Zealand court fined the Malaysian national carrier NZ$5,500 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Britain waives payment rule so dying man in Hong Kong can get baby a passport

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Requirement for payment by credit card waived for Hong Kong resident and baby son UK relents, dying man can get passports A dying Hong Kong-based Briton has received good news after a six-month tussle with British authorities over a requirement that he use a credit card to renew his passport and get one for his infant son. Chris Rose, 47, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    As missing Malaysian flight shows, fake travel documents pose threat

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:27pm by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... of the two stolen passports highlighted the booming black market in fake travel documents in Thailand. The use of fake identity documents is rampant not only in Thailand or even Southeast Asia. ... security standards by screening the passport data of all incoming international passengers. The rampant use of fake travel documents presents a terrorist threat to aviation security. Individual ...




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