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Thu 23 Oct 2008 11:13 AM

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Airport system exposes 336 cases of falsified documents

DNRD chief says high-tech equipment is success to ensure homeland security.

More than 300 cases of falsified documents and passports have so far been exposed by high-tech equipment at Dubai International Airport during 2008.

Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD) announced that 336 illegal documents were picked up by the Electronic Documentation Information System on Network (EDISON).

The EDISON system aims to help passport control officers in detecting forged travel documents, news agency WAM reported on Thursday.

The system is recognised as a global reference for testing the authenticity and validity of government-issued documents and contains images of more than 1,400 genuine and fake travel document samples - updated every four months - from 190 countries.

Major General Mohammad Ahmad Al-Merri, director general of DNRD, said: "DNRD is constantly striving to ensure homeland security by adapting the highest technological standards for detecting the most sophisticated fake passports."

DNRD said it has also created a blacklist system that makes the names and details of wanted criminals and offenders' common knowledge to every staff member at Dubai's airports, seaports and land border security stations.

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