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The National Directorate of Civil Identification (DIC) of Mozambique announced yesterday that it had seized 20 national identity cards illegally obtained by Portuguese, Zimbabwean and Nigerian citizens in the first half of this year.
The documents were seized during investigations into 45 foreign citizens.
“Likewise, we detected 177 cases of falsification of documents involving national citizens, mainly in the provinces of Gaza, Cabo Delgado, Manica and the city and province of Maputo, and legal procedures are currently underway involving competent entities,” the DIC press release says.
In the same period, ten DIC employees were subject to disciplinary proceedings for corrupt or illegal activities, with one expelled.
As part of a drive to make ID cards available to Mozambican citizens living overseas, the DIC issued 54 identification documents in the US and 814 in Swaziland.Source: Lusa