Chinese police crack down on fake ID cards used for train ticket scalping

11:21, January 16, 2011      

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Railway police in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, have busted five gangs for producing and selling fake ID cards for train-ticket scalping, the public security bureau of the Ministry of Railways said Saturday.

Guangzhou railway police arrested over 10 suspects and seized more than 11,000 fake ID cards during a raid, a railway police said in a statement.

China is trialing a real-name train-ticket selling system to counter ticket scalping in several regions, including Guangdong, Hunan and Sichuan. Under the system, train ticket buyers have to show ID when buying a ticket and are only allowed to purchase one ticket.

Scalpers cheat the system by using fake ID cards to buy tickets.

Similar gang have been busted elsewhere, too. On Jan. 8, railway police in Huaihua, Hunan province, broke up two groups and confiscated over 5,000 fake ID cards.

Source: Xinhua
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