Gang arrested for impersonating foreigners on driving exams in Palma

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ARRESTED: An investigation uncovered an organised gang who posed as citizens from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Credit: National Police.

THE National Police of Palma have arrested five people for impersonating foreigners to pass the theoretical exam of the Spanish driving test.
An investigation indicated the existence of an organised crime gang who were posing as foreign citizens from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. These people wanted to obtain a driving license but had serious difficulties in the oral and written understanding of the Spanish language.
Through the ‘Copa III’ police operation, undercover agents intercepted a man in August of this year at the Provincial Directorate of Traffic of the Balearic Islands offices who was allegedly taking a theoretical traffic exam under the identity of another person. He was subsequently arrested and taken to the police station for further questioning.
Over the next few months, four more people were arrested for falsifying documents to pass the theory exam. It is reported by the National Police that the gang charged the foreigners between €2,000 and €3,000 to sit the examinations.

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