Malaysiakini NEWS

Immigration busts ‘Abang Bai’ document forging syndicate

Bernama
Published:  |  Modified:

The Immigration Department busted a document and stamp forging syndicate allegedly masterminded by a Pakistani national in a raid last night at a premises in Sri Gombak.

In the 8pm raid, several entry and exit stamps for KLIA and Sultan Abu Bakar Complex, a Singapore security stamp, stamps bearing the name of senior Immigration officers, international passports, temporary employment visit passes, and the soft copy of a special pass were found at the premises.

The 26-year-old alleged mastermind, nicknamed Abang Bai, and his three siblings, including a 13-year-old boy, were detained to facilitate investigations.

Immigration director-general Mustafar Ali said the syndicate had been active for the past 18 months with a regular clientele from the Klang Valley.

"The suspects were believed to have charged RM200 for customers who wished to obtain a special pass valid for 30 days, and RM100 for immigration stamps from the country’s main entry and exit points," he said in a statement here today.

Mustafar said the suspected mastermind would usually meet regular customers at a designated premises and “endorse” passports in a car or toilet at the premises.

Initial investigations revealed the man purchased the immigration stamps for RM1,000 each from a local, he added.

- Bernama

Share this story

Budget 2020
  • Infographic
    Budget visualised
  • Quiz
    What's in it for you?
  • Poll
    Love it or hate it?
  • Live blog
    Read our Live reporting
OR

Welcome back,

Your subscription expires on
  

Your subscription will expire soon, kindly renew before
  

Your subscription is expired
  Click here to renew

You are not subscribed to any subscription package
  Click here to subscribe now

Any questions?
  Email: [email protected]
  Call: +603-777-00000

Renew