Fake Canadian passport scam broken up

Passports were used to file bogus refugee claims in Canada, U.S. officials say

Four men have been arrested in New York City for allegedly selling fake Canadian passports.

American officials say the bogus passports were sold to Pakistanis living illegally in the United States so they could fly to Toronto to file refugee claims.

Pakistanis and Saudis in the U.S. had until Friday to be photographed, fingerprinted, and interviewed by American authorities.

Police say a Canadian passport can fetch up to $1,000 on the black market.

When the four were arrested in New York, police also say they seized more than $70,000 (U.S.).

Police say there's evidence the money was bound for Pakistan, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon -- countries the U.S. claims gives refuge to terrorists.