Fake driver's licenses flooding into US from China, other countries, US says
Nearly 20,000 counterfeit U.S. licenses were seized at Chicago’s O’Hare airport in the first half of 2020, according to a report.
Counterfeit documents are giving a license to commit a host of offenses, including , U.S. officials say -- and young adults who are lax with their personal information may be their biggest enablers.
In the first six months of 2020, seized nearly 20,000 U.S. driver’s licenses at O’Hare airport alone, according to a report.
The 19,888 licenses and other fake documents were included in 1,513 overseas shipments, mostly from and Hong Kong, CBP said, according to FOX 5 in New York City. Others were from South Korea and Britain.
Ralph Piccirilli, CBP’s acting area port director in Chicago, called the counterfeits (made mostly for people in their twenties) 「very realistic.」
"These counterfeit driver's licenses can lead to disastrous consequences," he said in a statement, according to "Criminal organizations use these counterfeit IDs to avoid attracting attention to their illegal activities."