Man arrested with 80 fake stay permits, travel docs

Possibly part of a larger criminal organization, police say

(ANSA) - Florence, June 12 - A 26-year-old Somalian man was arrested after police found him in possession of 80 false travel documents, including counterfeit Italian stay permits and state-sanctioned passport equivalents issued for humanitarian reasons, investigators said Friday.
    The man was arrested by train police at Florence's central station on Wednesday after he got off a high-speed train from Naples.
    Investigators say he may be part of a larger criminal organization working with illegal immigrants.
    The documents contained a replica of an embossed government seal, and if photos had been added to the documents, they could have been used to permit illegal immigrants to circulate freely in Schengen territory.


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