Pacheco responded by saying that there was nothing she could do about the ‘re-entries’, because she didn’t know they went missing in the first place. She explained that the department was not keeping proper records on the missing passports.
“What they could have done when the electronic system came into effect, they could have entered all of this information in there, so that people could be on the lookout for them,” Pacheco said.
She added that without prior notification, no officer could be expected to know that a stolen passport was being renewed.
Pacheco, whose name came up numerous times in the Auditor General’s Report, testified that she was being intimidated by government ministers into cooperating with illegal practices happening at the department.
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