Wednesday 24 January 2018

A passport to chaos

WHILE investigating a remarkably inept Russian spy ring, whose members had worked in the United States for many years without greatly worsening the existing threats to world peace, the FBI discovered that the spies had in their possession six Irish passports.

The spies were duly deported to Russia. There, one supposes, they have undergone a rigorous "debriefing" from the secret services. Of more concern in Ireland is the story of their passports.

Even bumbling conspirators have no difficulty taking documents from hotel rooms or in transit, photographing them, returning them, and producing high-quality forgeries.

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