New Delhi: The offence wing of the Delhi Police here on Friday busted a racket of printing counterfeit US dollars, fake passports, and visas. Five foreign nationals have been arrested in this regard.

 The police recovered 22,000 counterfeit US Dollars of 100 denominations, 120 fake passports of Lesotho, Ghana, Botswana and 35 passports of other countries, 61 fake stamps/seals of Indian and Foreign Immigration Authorities and various embassies and screen printing set.

The accused have been identified as Gabriel Olawale Ajisafe, Sunny Odigie, Enwere Okechukwa Kelvin Enwere, Caroline Cherotich and Augustine John Kwaku Kyare. It includes three from Nigeria and one each from Ghana and Kenya.

Ashok Chand, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) said, “The arrests came after a deal was struck between the racketeers and a decoy customer for providing a fake passport with fake Indian visa and immigration stamp.”

The main accused Gabriel Olawale Ajisafe has been living in India for the past 30 years and has married an Indian. He was arrested in a NDPS Act in 2004 and was released from Tihar Jail in 2008, Chand said.

Another accused Sunny Odigie has been living in the country since last five years and is pursuing Export marketing course from Delhi University. The only female member of the racket Caroline Cherotich, national from Kenya came to India in 1988 on a student visa while Augustine John Kwaku Kyare was living here since the last four years. He entered had come to India via Nepal.

“Fake passports of African countries were made in India and provided to the African citizens whose passports had either been impounded in criminal cases or they had entered India illegally through the neigbouring countries,” said Chand.