Document forgery: A Bangladeshi arrested in Malaysia

The Immigration Department has arrested a Bangladeshi man who was running a document forgery syndicate in Malaysia. GIM, was arrested on Thursday (July 4) from the Chowkit area of ​​the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

According to immigration sources, the arrested Bangladeshi was carrying out document fraud activities in Malaysia. However, the immigration department did not disclose the name of the Bangladeshi.

JIM director-general, Datuk Ruslin Jusoh, said in a statement on Friday that he was arrested in a raid by a team of officers of various ranks from the Intelligence and Special Operations Division, Immigration Headquarters, Putrajaya.

According to Ruslin, based on intelligence conducted over two weeks, the operation team used a hotel room in Chowkit as the headquarters of the document fraud.

He further said that investigations revealed that the syndicate had been operating for three months and was providing fake passport services to people from Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Indonesia who did not have travel documents. The syndicate used passports to obtain FOMIMA documents and made 50 to 100 passport copies per day at a charge of 100 to 150 ringgit for each passport.

Ruslin said that during the operation, they recovered a laptop, a printer, 45 passports, 102 passports of Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Nepal, nine sheets of fake electronic e-visa documents, four sheets of FOMEMA inspection form, paper and fake Bangladeshi passport pages printed on them. Various document-making tools were seized.

Director General of Immigration Ruslin Jusoh said the Geptar Bangladeshi has been kept at the Putrajaya Immigration Depot for further investigation under the Immigration Act 1959/63, Passport Act 1966 and Immigration Regulations 1964.