21-year-old ‘high-flyer’ held for running syndicate

21-year-old ‘high-flyer’ held for running syndicate
A Nissan Almera, BMW 3-Series E90 including a BMW SR100 bike which were seized by Immigration enforcement officers during the raid in Port Klang on Monday.

PORT KLANG - He is 21-years-old, drives a BMW and lives comfortably with his young wife in a condominium.

A successful young man many might think, but his secret was exposed when the Selangor Immigration Department busted him for running a syndicate specialising in forging foreign workers' permits and other official documents.

The enforcement team which raided his condominium at Jalan Medan Selayang on Monday at 11pm, found a computer, laptop, scanner and printer believed to be used to produce various forged documents.

Officers had also unearthed several templates of temporary approval letters for foreign workers, permits, receipts with the same format as the original documents and a fake Fit Fomema stamp used to forge medical check up certificates.

Enforcement officers also seized three vehicles which consist of a BMW 3-Series E90, Nissan Almera and a BMW SR100 bike.

A search of the suspect's vehicles also turned-up four Myanmar, six Indonesian, four Nepal, two Sri Lanka and four Indian passports.

"We believe that he earned millions from forging and endorsing fake documents for foreign workers as he had been active for the past two years and charges RM4,000 (S$1,554) for a working permit," said Selangor Immigration director Amran Ahmad.

He added that initial investigations also found that the suspect did not have a steady job and was a recipient of the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M).

Amran did not discount the possibility that rogue immigration officers could be involved in the illegal operation.

"We will identify these officers and take appropriate action according to the law,"

The suspect's activities was uncovered following the arrest of an Indonesian man who was attempting to pass through an immigration check to return home on May 9 at the South Port Immigration office, here, using a forged temporary working permit.

Further investigations found that the Indonesian's employer bought a forged temporary working permit from the suspect for RM4,000.

The suspect has been remanded four days for further investigation


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