Azángaro is the main area of Lima for fake documents.
It is very common to see the people asking for fake police identifications
in order to commit their felonies.
These days “normality” has come back to Azángaro after the spectacular
interventions of the police last July, were dozens of crooks were detained.
A Division of Dirincri informed that this year there were 201 people detained after the interventions in Azángaro and other parts of
Lima. The Public Ministry denounced 3,895 crooks but only 47 are in prison. Last year there were 6,536 accusations.
To detect a fake police officer you shall ask him to verify with proper
identification, which includes the metal shield of the PNP. Remember that
the police officers always make their interventions in groups; do not trust
a policeman who is alone. If a fake policeman tries to cheat on you can files charges against him in any police station or in the Crook Division of the Dirincri.