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Immigration Dept busts fake documents ring, arrests eight foreign nationals

PUTRAJAYA: The Immigration Department has uncovered a foreigner-run syndicate falsifying documents including passports, work passes and immigration cards in Kuala Lumpur.

Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said eight foreigners have been arrested in three separate raids in the city following a month of intelligence-gathering work by the department.

“The syndicate operated behind the scenes of a travel agency in Jalan Silang, Kuala Lumpur.

“Our investigations found that it has been falsifying documents for three years,” Mustafar told a press conference here.

He said the mastermind was a Myanmar national known by the alias “Dr Harun”.

“They call him Doctor because he has a ‘laboratory’ in an apartment in Bukit Jalil where he keeps the equipment to doctor the documents,” Mustafar said.

Six Bangladeshis and one Pakistani were arrested in addition to the mastermind. Their ages range from 30 to 50.-thestar

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