More than 500 fake passports were seized at Dubai airports in the first half of this year, according to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).
The 503 forged documents were detected by new technology called the Expertise Centre Identity and Fraud Documents (ECIFD) system, Gulf News reported.
GDRFA director-general Major General Mohammad Al Merri reportedly said the high-tech passport-reading and biometrics technology systems easily detected fake identity documents.
Dubai is the busiest international airport in the world, with about 77 million passengers in 2015. The emirate’s second airport, Al Maktoum, is planned to be the largest in the world, with full capacity of 160 million and potentially as much as 200 million.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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