North Korean leader’s death revives Dominican passport scandals - Although the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il at the age of 69 means little to the Dominican Republic, but the arrest and subsequent expulsion by Japan of his son, Kim Jong-nam for using a false Dominican passport was a case that was never solved.


Japan deported the man who identified himself as the of North Korean leader son after he was arrested for travelling on a false passport. The man, detained along with two women and a four-year-old boy who had arrived in the country with him, said he wanted to visit Tokyo’s Disneyland.

As part of a deal to avoid a diplomatic incident, Beijing agreed to receive Jong-nam, who had arrived at Tokyo's Narita International Airport and admitted having paid US$2,000 each for the fake passports for him and his travelling companions.

Scandals abroad

The reportedly fake passport was part of series of scandals involving trafficked Dominican documents, including cedulas, visas and others, and in most cases were linked to consuls and ambassadors abroad.

One case referred to a Russian national who visited the Dominican embassy in Washington, where he was told about the sale of passports and unabashedly asked the receptionist how much they cost.


Read also: Leonel Fernandez and the Philippine scandal(UPDATE)


"Useless LEO" involved in international scandal

- IN THE KNOW: Dominican Republic honored Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo last May and apparently gave her a Dominican Passport. Will President Leonel give another corrupt ex president exile in Casa de Campo....?

Dominican Republic has no extradition treaty with the Philippines.......



2 pilots jailed in DomRep on trafficking charges


They were arrested last week and accused of trying to fly five people out of the DR with false documentation. The migrants were carrying fake visas and passports and each paid roughly $20,000......




Drugs are behind yanked visas, retirement of at least 10 generals, lawyer says


The United States cancelled the visas of more than 10 now retired generals, for their alleged link to the case of ex Army captain Quirino Paulino, but which the government will never divulge.......

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