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Warning Issued to Persons Involved in Fraudulent Drivers Licenses

The Royal St Lucia Police Force [RSLF] has warned persons involved in the issuing of fraudulent drivers licenses to desist from the practice as the law enforcement officers plan to take legal action against the perpetrators.

According to the police, there has been an alarming rise in the production of fraudulent drivers’ licenses.

The RSLPF has since issued a public statement decrying the increase in these incidents.

“This illegal activity poses a significant threat to road safety and undermines the integrity of our transportation system,” said Cpl. (acting) 773 Avanniel Melville of the RSLPF’s Traffic Department.

Over the past months, she said, the traffic department has detected a trend of individual’s engaging in the production and distribution of counterfeit drivers’ licenses.

Acting Cpl. Melville adds: “These fraudulent documents not only compromise the safety of our roads, but also jeopardise the trust and credibility of legitimate licensing procedures.

“The traffic department of Castries is actively collaborating with all relevant agencies to address this issue and apprehend those responsible for the production and distribution of fraudulent drivers’ licenses.”

- Traffic officer on duty
Traffic officer on duty

The RSLPF urges the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities related to the production or use of counterfeit licenses to the authorities.

Said Cpl.(ag.) Melville: “It is essential to emphasise the severe consequences associated with possessing or getting a fraudulent drivers’ license. Not only does it constitute a criminal offense …but it also endangers the lives of all road users by allowing unqualified individuals to operate vehicles on our roads.”

The law officer urged citizens “to priortise safety and compliance with established licensing regulations.”

She notes that obtaining “a legitimate driver’s license through the proper channels ensures that individuals with the necessary requirements, possess the skills and knowledge needed to operate vehicles safely.”

Furthermore, the RSLPF emphasizes the unit’s “unwavering commitment to preserving road safety and maintaining the integrity of our licensing system.

“We will continue to work diligently with all relevant stakeholders to combat the production and distribution of fraudulent drivers’ licenses.

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