A reporter for the Daily Mail named Nick Fagge traveled to a border town in Turkey to investigate how people were getting to Europe. What he found was utterly terrifying.
For about $2,000 you can buy a fake passport and drivers license, stolen from Syria as blank documents and have your actual photo placed on them as well as a fake name from someone who died in the Syrian civil war.
The forger told Fagge:
‘ISIS fighters are among the people going to Europe in this way. They are going to wait for the right time to become a fighter for ISIS again.’
These documents allow them to flow undetected into Europe and either lead a new life or find a sleeper cell.
The forger continued:
“Everyone wants to be Syrian now – because now everyone welcomes Syrians. There are Palestinians, Egyptians, Iraqis, people from all over the Arab world who are pretending to be Syrian so they can have a new life in Europe ”
Officials in both Europe and America are now aggressively looking into this.
From the Daily Mail:
ISIS fighters and economic migrants are able to buy Syrian identity documents that allow them to hide among refugees travelling to Europe with frightening ease, an investigation by MailOnline can reveal.
Our reporter was able to buy a Syrian passport, identity card and driving licence from a fraudster in a Turkish border town this week.
The genuine documents were stolen from Syria when they were blank. The forger added our reporter’s picture and gave him the identity of a Syrian man from Aleppo killed last year.