"It's impossible for a passport to be falsified like that. We will coordinate with Thai and Malaysian police if that proves to be the case. There are certainly [foreign] players involved," Amar said.
"We want to confirm whether the passports were registered or not. We are waiting for a written response from the Turkish embassy," Amar explained.
He noted that this was important in order to determine whether there was an international false passport syndicate that was making it easy for foreigners to travel between countries.
"This is to confirm whether the passports used to enter Indonesia were false, and [if so] who the syndicate for making these false passports is. We don't want lots of people coming here in this way. This is troubling, so we must cooperate to stop the production of false passports," he said.
Alert readers will note that the likelihood that these are forged passports i.e. created by some private sector criminal goombah is vanishingly small. These are genuine documents put in the hands of people who are apparently not supposed to have them.