Suspected Passport Racket Under Investigation In SVG

An investigation is underway here in St. Vincent into what the police  believe is a possible racket involving Antigua and Barbuda passports.

A high-ranking official of the Royal St. Vincent and Grenadines Police Force has confirmed this, saying the probe is in the early stages.

On Tuesday, reports have been making the rounds on social media of a senior public official from Antigua being implicated criminally in a fraudulent passport racket in St. Vincent.

According to information, the probe has been underway since Friday, following the seizure of documents, from an individual at the airport.

Police here declined to say what triggered the search that led to the discovery of the documents but said the documents were “of a certain nature” so the Force decided to carry out an investigation.

Official here did not say whether the incident had been reported to the relevant authorities in Antigua and whether there was any truth to reports that the bio page of the Antigua and Barbuda passport, memory sticks and a printer were seized.

One man was nabbed at the airport in St. Vincent but the police there have questioned at least two men in connection with the probe.

The investigation is ongoing.

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