Honduras has reportedly sacked its Consul-General to Hong Kong, Herby Weizenblut, following the discovery of an alleged passport scam. The Hong Kong Government said yesterday it had been told Mr Weizenblut had been dismissed from the post. 'We have been informed by the British Embassy in the Honduran capital [of Tegucigalpa] that Mr Weizenblut has been dismissed by the Honduran Government,' said a spokesman for the protocol office. He said the office had not been provided with any details. The Independent Commission Against Corruption has lost track of Mr Weizenblut, who had been interviewed and was assisting inquiries. 'I would like to know where he is,' said an investigator. There was no response from Mr Weizenblut's office telephone nor the Consulate-General office at North Point, which had been locked following arrests last week. A senior American immigration official was allegedly carrying five Honduran passports when he was arrested at Kai Tak airport on Monday and has appeared in court. Two former immigration officials from Hong Kong, who were partners in a consultancy, and two other partners were also arrested. Top immigration officials in Honduras were reportedly sacked on Monday on suspicion of selling false passports to Asian immigrants trying to enter the US. The director of immigration policy, Angelina Ulloa, and her deputy, Roberto Andino, were suspended along with five other lower officials. 'We have taken the decision to suspend from their jobs the director of immigration policy and others in order to open a far-reaching investigation and clean up this office,' Honduran Interior Minister Efrain Moncada said. President Carlos Roberto Reina has accused his predecessor of being head of a gang which profited from the sale of passports. A week before the arrests, Mr Weizenblut told the South China Morning Post the allegations were politically motivated. 'About 90 per cent of them [the allegations] are not true,' he said. Mr Weizenblut said he had spent a year carefully checking Honduran passports against lists sent by his Government. Last week, he said he had yet to find a fake. Mr Weizenblut said 2,794 people went through the process allowing them to hold a Honduran passport.