"Prolific forgers" have been jailed for making and selling thousands of fake identity documents.

Medi Krasniqi, 47, and Arsen Meci, 26, were arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency in Turnpike Lane, where they sold the documents, on October 9, 2014.

Krasniqi, of Corbyn Street, Finsbury Park, acted as the ‘broker’ for the pair, collecting information and payment from clients who needed fake documentation.

Meci, of Western Road, East Finchley, forged thousands of identity documents from the bedroom of his flat.

The pair are believed to have charged their clients between £80 and £500 for made-to-order documents, depending on what was required.

On arrest, Krasniqi had around 70 completed counterfeit cards in his possession and had hidden £12,000 in cash behind his oven.

Both men pleaded guilty to conspiring to produce false identity documents, possession of false ID and money laundering at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday.

Meci was sentenced to six-and-a-half years while Krasniqi was sent five-and-a-half years.

Meci will also face deportation after serving his sentence.

Carl Eade, senior investigating officer from the NCA, described the pair as “prolific forgers”.