Osama bin Laden Allies Enter The Philippines

Suspected allies of international terrorist leader Osama bin Laden were able to enter the Philippines using fake visas and other forged travel documents, Philippine Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez said on Friday.

The information was contained in a confidential report received by the Department of Justice recently, a report by GMA news network quoted Gonzalez as saying.

He said most of the suspected bin Laden men who entered the country are carrying Indian passports.

Some Pakistanis and Afghans who are suspected emissaries of bin Laden also make use of fake Indian passports in entering the country, Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez added that on Aug. 9 a group of 10 Indian nationals using fake Philippine visas arrived at Manila on board a foreign airline.

Gonzalez also said Philippine authorities are now strictly monitoring visitors in the country carrying Indian passports.

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