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About 200 suspects detained for airline ticket fraud

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According to an Agency report on Wednesday, 193 suspects were detained over a five-day period for airline ticket fraud.

The report said that the incident happened at the world airports around the globe.

The suspects booked flights using stolen, compromised or fake credit card details, allowing them to travel anonymously.

Airline fraudsters cost the industry an estimated $1 billion dollars per year.

The tickets are often purchased to facilitate more serious crimes, such as illegal immigration, human trafficking, drug smuggling and terrorism.

“We cannot allow anyone, in particular, serious criminals and terrorists, to travel around the world anonymously and to endanger others,” the report said.

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