Falsification of documents
Other Names: Counterfeit documents
False bills of sale
False product orders
Bogus financial transactions
Incidence: Emission of false invoices has been a continuing source of major scandal in France, notably affecting the process of funding political campaigns in the 1980s. Arms traffickers have been using the name of Bolivia in 1992 in order to purchase weapons costing up to $300 million for Croatia and other former Yugoslav republics in order to circumvent the United Nations arms embargo. Arms would for example be shipped from China to Bolivia to Yugoslavia on the basis of falsified orders purporting to come from the Bolivian Defence Ministry. Arms merchants in other Latin American countries have also been duped into shipping military equipment to a fake destination so that it can be diverted to destinations such as Yugoslavia.
Problem Type: E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET