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Six members of international passport forgery ring arrested in Greece

A joint operation between the police forces of Germany, Greece, France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden and the Czech Republic, supervised by Europol, led to the arrest of 38 people believed to belong to a European-wide ring producing and distributing forged passports and other identification documents.

Six of the arrests were made in Greece.

The suspects were taken into custody in different parts of Attica, Thessaloniki and Iraklio on Crete, and are all Georgian nationals.

Authorities believe the network forged papers for Georgian and Russian nationals who had entered the European Union illegally.