The Civil Status Department in the eastern province said that it had detected hundreds of cases of falsified ID documents in just one year.

The head of the department, Osama Al-Dersi clarified in a press statement Thursday that during this year, more than 400 cases of forgery were discovered of national identity numbers, noting that the department has informed the Ministry of Interior and the concerned authority on the matter.

Al-Dersi called on all citizens to support the Civil Status in their work and not to pay attention to those fomenting the public opinion.