Biometrics tech nets passport fakers

Biometrics tech nets passport fakers

The Immigration Bureau on Saturday announced the arrest of foreigners using fake passports after biometrics technology flagged up photo mismatches.

IB chief Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang said that eight foreigners were apprehended from Wednesday to Friday for using fake passports.

On Wednesday, four Iranians were detained for using fake Greek passports for travelling to the UK for asylum. The following day, three Palestine women were found using a Swedish-issued passport to seek asylum in a third country. On Friday, a 31-year-old Nigerian man was arrested for using a fake South Africa-issued passport with the intention to sneak into South Korea to find work. Biometrics was used to identify the false data, Pol Lt Gen Sompong said.

Do you like the content of this article?

No new Covid cases

No new infections of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) were reported in Thailand on Saturday, leaving the total at 3,376 cases and 58 deaths.


Death sentences of Myanmar pair commuted

Two migrant workers from Myanmar on death row for the 2014 murder of two British backpackers on Koh Tao have had their sentences commuted to life in prison under a royal decree.


Online IT sales on pace to make up 40% of market

Driven by the pandemic, IT product sales through the online channel are likely to account for 35-40% of this year's IT market, a rate that hadn't been anticipated until 2022, says Advice IT Infinite, an IT retail chain.