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Visa racket ring busted in Ras Al Khaimah

Arrested suspects part of international racket selling fake entry visas at AED8,000 each.

Visa racket ring busted in Ras Al Khaimah
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A ring of Asian visa racketeers has been busted by immigration authorities in Ras Al Khaimah, an Interior Ministry official disclosed on Thursday.

Preliminary investigations disclosed that the arrested suspects were cooperating with other persons and offices inside and outside the country to sell the fake entry visas at AED8,000 ($2178) each, according to a report by newswire WAM.

Colonel Abdullah Al Hosani, head of violators and foreigners section, General Administration for Residency and Foreigners' Affairs, Ras Al Khaimah, said their office in Khor Fakkan had nabbed two persons carrying fake entry permits, WAM added.

''Investigations with them have led to detection of a group of persons, a contracting office, and a travel and tourism agency, all trading in fake visas,'' he added.

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