Former Attorney General Bernard Wiltshire and a public servant have been held for questioning by police in a matter involving fraudulent documents and passports.
Wiltshire, who is also the United Workers Party candidate in the 2009 general elections for Castle Bruce, was arrested this morning and is being questioned about his involvement in a matter.
According to reports, the crimes allegedly took place between November 11, 2005 to March 31, 2011 and already 40 forged passports have been reportedly identified by police.
Police believe there are more and that the alleged passport scam has placed Dominica’s sovereignty into the focus of the international community with consequences for legitimate passport holders.
Several other persons are being investigated for the crime. If found guilty perpetrators could serve a maximum of 25 years imprisonment.