5,610 Saudi passports stolen or lost in 8 months

PT       2002-08-10 
About 5,610 Saudi passports have been stolen or lost in the past eight months, 4,900 of them inside the Kingdom, a security source told Arab News.
The source said 710 Saudi passports were stolen or lost mainly in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Bahrain, Turkey, Indonesia, France, Britain and the United States.
In Jordan, the stolen Saudi passports are bought by Iraqis to use them to travel to foreign countries to improve their living conditions. In other countries, the passports are normally used in criminal activity.