2 arrested for faking haj vaccine certificates

TANGERANG - The police at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport have arrested two men, identified as NR and MTS, for allegedly forging 2,500 International Certificates of Vaccination (ICV) or prophylaxis.

The ICV, which is a yellow book, is needed by haj pilgrims as a requirements to enter Saudi Arabia.

"NR ordered the books while MTS printed them," said the airport police's criminal unit chief Comr. Dhany Aryanda on Friday.

The police confiscated six reams of ICV sheets from the suspects, which could have been printed into 2,500 books, along with 93 fake yellow books, four plate masters and a printer. The police first arrested NR, who ordered the books for Rp 10,000 (S$1.04) a piece.

"NR then brought the police to a printing company on Jl. Kali Baru, Bungur, Central Jakarta where the fake documents were printed," said Dhany.

The suspects will be charged with Criminal Code Article 263 on forgery, which carries a maximum sentence of eight years.