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Greek police arrest 2 for forging IDs for sale to migrants

June 29, 2019

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say a Syrian man and an Egyptian woman have been arrested after being found with a stash of stolen passports and IDs, which they were allegedly in the process of forging and selling to migrants for 5,000 euros ($5,685) each.

The arrests were made Friday in Athens.

As well as Greek and Swedish passports, police said Saturday they found Greek and Bulgarian IDs, a laptop, a tablet, a laminating machine, USBs and plastic sheets. If sold, the forged documents would have fetched nearly a million euros ($1.13 million).

The Syrian man, 41, has already served time in prison for similar activity. When police entered the apartment, the 44-year-old woman tried to throw several passports, IDs and a laptop over the balcony.

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Corrects nationality of woman to Egyptian.

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