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Passport forgers arrested in Bangkok

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Two Pakistani men and two Thai women have been arrested on charges of producing fake passports for customers in and outside Thailand. 

Shahzad Nazeer Butt, Khawaja Rizwan Haleem, both Pakistan citizens, Mr Butt's Thai wife Orawan and Nongrak Rakwongsri were arrested by officers of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) at Klao Siam Condominium in Din Daeng district on Aug 30. The arrests were not announced until Thursday.

Songsak Ruksrisakul, chief of the International Affairs and Transnational Crimes office of the DSI, said the four had operated a restaurant in Pathunam area for 20 years as a front for their real business, which was producing forged passports.

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