UPDATE: 3,000 fake IDs seized at Louisville airport, some heading to child rapist in NY
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Chicago Field Office, which handles operations throughout most of the Midwest, seized six shipments from the Louisville airport containing 2,909 fake IDs and more than 3,000 blank card stocks.
Investigators say one shipment was heading to a convicted child rapist in New York who reportedly uses the IDs and alcohol to entice minors.
Officers fear the other parcels may be linked to human smugglers or traffickers.
An initial tweet by the CBP Chicago on Friday reported 238 fake licenses and 536 black card stocks were found.
In Louisville, a shipment was inspected at the Louisville Mail Facility. The parcel contained 238 counterfeit driver licenses and 536 blank card stocks. The documents were turned over to CBP Fraudulent Document Analysis Unit (FDAU) for additional research. pic.twitter.com/bzI1ojUTGe— CBP Chicago (@CBPChicago) November 21, 2019
The items were turned over to the CBP Fraudulent Document Analysis Unit.
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