The Directorate General of Migration (DGM) of the Dominican Republic has seized more than a hundred counterfeit cards of the National Plan for the Regularization of Foreigners (PNRE), mainly cards belonging to Haitian citizens, in the possession of others, during operations in the northern provinces of the country.
Among the documents confiscated as part of the immigration interdiction operations ordered by the Director General of Migration, Lieutenant General Máximo William Muñoz Delgado, included 152 false documents or with irregularities.
The institution’s report indicates that 116 of these modified documents of PNRE were confiscated in Dajabón, while in Santiago, 36 PNRE cards were seized, as well as 10 passports with irregularities and 2 student cards.
The DGM informed that the documents were discovered and seized, thanks to the use of the readers and the consultation of the institution’s database carried out by the migration inspectors.
In accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Act and the regulations of the institution, in these cases, the cardholder is expelled because it is irregular in the country and it made an identity theft.
Concerning the card owner, it is excluded from the National Plan for the Regularization of Foreigners (PNRE) and is therefore deported, if the existence of a complaint prior to the removal of the document before the corresponding authority is not demonstrated.
Similarly, an investigation is still open with other state security agencies to identify those responsible for falsifying documents for subsequent submission to the courts.