U.S. Government Intercepts Thousands of Fake ID's From China - (CBP) Customs, Border Patrol

This story is actually sourced from a CBP Customs, Border Patrol release on March 27, 2020:

MEMPHIS —Officers assigned to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Area Port of Memphis seized nearly 2,000 counterfeit driver’s licenses and two fake passports at an express consignment facility over the past week.

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CBP officers in Memphis seized nearly 2,000 fraudu-
lent driver’s licenses at an express consignment facility.

The shipments originated from China and were being shipped to various destinations throughout the United States. Many of the shipments were smuggled in the bottom of boxes containing a single tassle, and were manifested as a Chinese knot.

The IDs were turned over to the Fraudulent Document Analysis Unit, who later determined them to be fake. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is continuing to investigate. Fake IDs are often sold on the black market for $250 - $500, often going to high school and college students, but they are also used by illegal aliens looking to gain entry into the United States.

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Good catch. How many made it through without being discovered I wonder?

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