: RFE/RL: Czech police arrest Ukrainians for forging documents for migrants

11:54 Jun. 1, 2016

RFE/RL: Czech police arrest Ukrainians for forging documents for migrants

A man is handcuffed after being detained by police (AP Photo)

 The suspects face up to 10 years in prison

Czech police say they have broken up a criminal network that was producing and distributing forged Lithuanian documents for migrants to gain access to the European Union.

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Pavel Hantak, spokesman for the Czech organized crime squad, said on May 31 that 10 suspects from former Soviet republics were arrested across the Czech Republic. Five of them were from Ukraine, but he didn't specify the nationality of the others.

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The suspects were charged with forgery and facilitating illegal sojourn in the Czech Republic. They face up to 10 years in prison. Full story 


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