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Fake licence-printing centre unearthed in capital

Fake licence-printing centre unearthed in capital

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Jan 20, 2015 - 15:30

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Intelligence personnel have discovered a fake licence printing centre for weapons transfer and held its owner, the spy service said on Tuesday.

Separately, police detained 14 people in connection with criminal activities, a statement from the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) said.

One the detainees, Aimal, was identified as the main character in publication of bogus licences for weapons transfers in the name the Ministry of Interior.     

Aimal was held from a hideout in the forth municipality district of Kabul while printing five fake licences.

Counterfeit ID cards, printing press machines, a scanner, a computer and 95 fake licences were recovered during an NDS raid. The price of a one licence is said to be $600.

Police captured 14 people from different parts of capital on charges of murder, drugs and weapons smuggling and robbery.

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