Immigration officer and consultant held

17 Sep 2019 / 19:48 H.

SEPANG: An immigration officer and a company consultant were arrested at the KL International Airport on Tuesday on suspicion of illegally facilitating the entry and exit of foreigners.

It is learnt that police patrolmen suspected something amiss when they saw a car near the main terminal building at about 1.30pm. They approached the driver, a 45-year-old woman, and then inspected the vehicle.

The policemen then seized two clutch bags from the woman in which they found two Chinese passports, an Indonesian passport and a Malaysian permanent residence identity card believed to belong to a Filipino.

Also found in the bags were an Immigration Department rubber stamp meant for authorising the entry and exit of travellers, about 150 of the department’s official stickers that bore serial numbers and cash amounting close to RM9,000.

While carrying out the inspection, a man showed up at the scene and identified himself as an off-duty immigration officer and claimed that the car was his.

Suspecting the duo might be involved in shady activities, the policemen arrested them.

Checks by investigators also showed that the car registration plates did not match the engine and chassis numbers.

KLIA police chief Zulkifli Adamshah who confirmed the arrests today said investigations were ongoing and the case was classified as cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

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