Fake Putin driving license seized in Germany

Riga (Latvia), April 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A fake Latvian driving license, bearing the name and photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was seized from a Russian national in Germany, the Latvian traffic authority said.

A routine check on a train in southern Bavaria revealed a 27-year-old passenger carrying the license, reportedly issued by the Latvian Road Traffic Safety Directorate to the Russian president.

The department said in a statement the document was “absolutely fake”.

“Every license issued in Latvia is recorded in an official register and has a unique number No driving license was ever issued to the Russian president,” the statement reads.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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