Suvarnabhumi Airport. Photo: iStock

Three Vietnamese men have been arrested in Thailand for alleged links to a ring forging passports for people travelling to the UK.

On February 16, Dang Trien Trung, 30, Pham Vang Hung, 28, and Le Viet Lan, 22, were arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok while leaving for Britain, VN Express reported.

Authorities then searched their apartments, where they found more than 20 passports that were forged and altered with fake visa stamps.

A local man named Wichit was arrested near the Khao San Road tourist area shortly after was accused of being an accomplice in charge of selling the fake passports. Some 56,000 baht (US$1,800) was also confiscated from him.

The police charged Trung with the use of a forged passport, while the others were charged with forging visa stamps in passports for other people’s use.

According to a recent report issued by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, about one million citizens from Vietnam visited Thailand last year.

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