Agents seize fake vaccination cards sent from China at Anchorage airport


August 26, 2021

California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control via AP

This undated photo provided by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control shows a fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination card. A bar owner was arrested on suspicion of selling fake vaccination cards to several undercover state agents for $20 each. Federal agents this month at the Anchorage airport seized more than 3,000 fake cards shipped in from China.

ANCHORAGE (AP) - More than 3,000 fake COVID-19 vaccination cards were confiscated at cargo facilities at the Anchorage airport after they had arrived from China, officials said Aug. 19.

Officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized the cards as they arrived in small packages, said Jaime Ruiz, an agency spokesperson. There were between 135 and 150 packages found in Anchorage, all sent by the same person in China, Ruiz said.

The packages contained small amounts of the fake cards, about 20 or 25 each.

The cards confiscated in Anchorage closely resemble the authentic Centers for Disea...

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