10m (or more) Stolen Passports

Arab News picks up an Agency France Presse story, “Terrorist Access to Stolen Passports Alarms Interpol:” (Via Flogging the Simian’s Nov 4 PDB.)

NEW YORK, 4 November 2005 — With 10 to 15 million stolen passports in use around the world at the present time, the global struggle against terrorism is seriously hampered, Interpol Secretary-General Ronald Noble said. It is imperative that all nations take the problem seriously, he said during a two-day visit here to inform the Counter-terrorism Committee of the UN Security Council of Interpol’s work since it opened an office here a year ago.