A Chinese woman has been arrested on suspicion of illegally entering Japan by falsifying her fingerprints to deceive a biometric recognition system in violation of the immigration law, police said Monday.
Lin Rong, 27, is believed to have swapped the skin of the fingers on her right and left hands, according to the police. She has told investigators she spent some 1.3 million yen to undergo the surgery in China, they said.
She is suspected of passing through immigration control with a different person’s passport in December last year, the police said.
She was indicted last month for submitting a false registration of marriage with a Japanese man, prompting the police to further investigate and find that she had been deported for overstaying in 2007.