Sneaky passport gangs try new tactic

Sneaky passport gangs try new tactic – Bangkok Post, April 11, 2011
…”The gangs are acting like modelling agencies. They do some casting and keep photos of many people,” said Immigration Division 2 commander Preecha Thimamontri.
…If the gang cannot find a match, it will go out and find a person with a face that looks like that of its customer’s.
From public parks to department stores, the gang searches for lookalikes as if it is looking for a promising would-be model or talented star for the entertainment business, he said.
When the gang meets a lookalike, it devises a way to steal his passport, or will perhaps offer to buy it…

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