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9 people arrested in Olympics visa scam in Pakistan

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LAHORE: Nine people,
including five women, were arrested today by Pakistani authorities for
their alleged involvement in a visa scam that could have allowed
terrorists to sneak into Britain along with the country's Olympic team.


Among those arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) were
Lahore-based officials of the passport office and the National Database
and Registration Authority (NADRA) and employees of a private travel
agency.

At least five women were among those arrested. The
arrested persons allegedly helped an undercover reporter of the British
tabloid The Sun acquire a Computerised National Identity Card and a
Pakistani passport.

After the tabloid exposed the scam on
Monday, the Interior Ministry took action and suspended 12 officials of
the passport office and NADRA in Lahore.


Added: Jul-24-2012 Occurred On: Jul-24-2012
By: Freshmedia
In:
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Tags: pakistan UK visa scam, pakistan terrorists UK visa, Fake passport olympics visa, London olympics fake visa terrorists, terrorists try get fake olympics visa
Location: Pakistan (load item map)
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