Russia Busts Gang Producing Face Passports for ISIS – Was Planning Attacks
Someone tell Pope Francis…
Russia arrested 14 suspects from an international criminal group involved in producing fake passports for the Islamic State.
Russia Today reported:
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested 14 suspects from an international criminal group involved in forging passports and other documents for Islamic extremists preparing to go to Syria, and those coming to Russia for terror missions.
A joint special FSB and Interior Ministry operation in the Moscow region has exposed an international organized crime network, which was providing forged papers for extremists from Russia and CIS countries.
The gang was busy forging documents for those “illegally heading to Syria to take part in military actions on the side of Islamic State, and also for the militants sent on a mission to Russia by ISIS leaders to conduct terrorist and extremist activities, as well as illegal migrants.”
The members of the group were arrested after sufficient evidence had been gathered, the FSB reported.
Search operations revealed a vast stockpile of forged documents, forms, stamps, special equipment for fake papers’ production, as well as extremist literature.