Fake passport alleged kingpin and 26 others to appear in court

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Fake passport alleged kingpin, Afran Ahmed and 26 others are expected to be back at the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court on Friday morning.

The group was arrested during a sting operation.

It is alleged that the 39 year-old Pakistani national, Ahmed, worked with Home Affairs officials to recruit poor South Africans who thought they would probably never need a passport, to sell their identities for R500.

Their identities would then be used to make fake passports for foreigners looking to buy one illegally for R40 000.

Corrupt Home Affairs officials would then allegedly put a picture of a foreign national instead of that of the rightful owner of the passport.

The bail application for 27 suspects arrested for passport fraud, will resume: