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Counterfeit passport ring broken up in Costa Rica

Costa Rican authorities have arrested 10 people and confiscated two printing presses as part of attempts to smash a large scale passport-counterfeiting operation, officials said. Scores of international terrorists may possess the false documents, which could be purchased for $900 to $5,000 on the black market in Panama, the officials told reporters Wednesday.

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They added that thousands of Cubans may have used the false passports, which are virtually indistinguishable from legitimate ones to enter the US illegally.

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