Malaysia

Police uncover false passport syndicate

Police uncovered a syndicate specialising in falsifying international passports and stamp of the Malaysian Immigration Department after detaining three men who were involved in robbing a woman near the Sungai Besi Toll Plaza at 3.30am on Saturday.

Selangor acting police chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan said police found 19 international passports of various countries, a computer and a printer, 23 rubber stamps from various companies, including the Putrajaya Immigration Department and a belt resembling that of the Immigration Department's.


He said the first suspect was detained near his Perodua Myvi car at the parking area of the Lestari Perdana flats, Seri Kembangan at about 1pm, yesterday while two others were arrested during a raid in a house at the same flats.


Police also found various items believed to have been used for forging passports and various stolen items belonging to victims, such as handbags, identity cards, keys and handphones, he told reporters at the Serdang police headquarters, here, Sunday.


 Thaiveegan said the robbery victim, a 40-year-old woman, was driving her car when her path was blocked by a group of men riding in six motorcycles, near the toll plaza.


 "During the incident, the victim saw one of the suspects get into a Myvi before all of them escaped. Based on information, it is believed there are eight to 10 suspects involved," he said.



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