15,000 stolen, lost passports uploaded to INTERPOL database-NIS
Written by Taiwo Adediran on September 8, 2020
The Nigeria Immigration Service INTERPOL i-24/7 desk on Monday uploaded about 15,000 stolen and lost travel documents to the INTERPOL Global System in Lyon, France.
The NIS spokesman, DCI Sunday James, in a statement on Tuesday, said the development would help prevent identity theft, frauds and other organised crimes perpetrated globally using stolen and lost travel documents.”
It further noted that the STLD upload to the IPSG by NIS was the first in Africa and 54th in the world.
The statement read, “The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, was updated on this development by the team.
“The Nigerian SLTD detection and tracking system domiciled at the Nigeria Immigration Service, headquarters, is an effort put in place by the service to rid the world of attempts and deliberate acts leading to identity theft, frauds and other organised crimes perpetrated globally using stolen and lost travel documents.”