Johor Immigration busts ‘flying passport’ syndicate

Two people have been arrested for their suspected roles in a ‘flying passport’ syndicate, one of whom is a Chinese national. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 5, 2023.

THE Johor Immigration Department smashed a “flying passport” syndicate with the arrest of its mastermind in a raid in Taman Nusa Bestari yesterday.

Department director Baharuddin Tahir said the syndicate, headed by a 47-year-old woman, was believed to have been in operation for two or three months, charging its clients RM400 to RM500 for each fake passport it made.

He said the raid was conducted at about 6pm after a two-week surveillance by the department.

“We also arrested a 34-year-old Chinese national at a parking lot for suspected involvement with the syndicate.

“A white Toyota Mark X, five China passports and RM12,100 were seized,” he said in a statement today.

He said the two suspects were arrested under section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 and section 12(1)(f) of the Passport Act 1966. – Bernama, December 5, 2023.

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