KUALA LUMPUR: A 58-year-old Iranian man, believed to be the mastermind behind a doc and passport forgery syndicate, was detained following a raid at a enterprise premises alongside Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud mentioned the suspect had been residing in the nation for greater than 30 years.
“He has been utilizing a social go to go as he’s the husband of a Malaysian citizen.
“The suspect was in the midst of handing over cast paperwork through the raid on Wednesday (Jan 19),” he mentioned in an announcement on Friday (Jan 21).
Further investigations led Immigration officers to an condominium unit at Bandar Baru Ampang, believed for use as a storage space for the solid paperwork, he added.
“We seized a number of objects believed to be cast, together with eight worldwide passports of varied international locations, 29 momentary go to go (PLKS) stickers, 24 worldwide driving licences and RM4,000 money,” he mentioned.
Khairul Dzaimee mentioned the syndicate would goal foreigners, particularly Iranians who wished to acquire passes and paperwork to remain in Malaysia.
“The passes had been priced between RM300 and RM500 every.
“Payment for the syndicate’s companies had been made by way of on-line switch.
“We consider they’ve been in operation for shut to 2 years.
“They tried to cover behind a mattress and fabric enterprise to evade detection.”