Syndicate producing fake road tax crippled with arrest of suspect

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  • Thursday, 11 Jun 2015

KULAIJAYA: Police had pulled the plug on the operations of a syndicate believed to be raking in millions of ringgit for selling counterfeit road taxes in Johor, Selangor, Malacca, and Negri Sembilan.

This comes after the Kulaijaya district police arrested a 36-year-old male suspect, allegedly the last remaining member of the group that had been active for the past year.

Kulaijaya OCPD Supt Razak Md Said pointed out based on intelligence, police conducted an operation to find the suspect who had directly involved in making the fake road taxes.

He pointed out that the suspect was arrested after police raided a house in Kulai at around 8.45pm on June 2.

“We also seized several items at the house allegedly used by him to produce the fake road tax,” he said in a press conference at the district police headquarters here on June 9.

Among the items seized by the police included a computer, an external hard disk, and a multi functional printer scanner machine.

Supt Razak also said that police also found a total of 41 road tax documents believed to be counterfeit in the suspect’s possession during the arrest.

“The road tax produced by the syndicate almost genuine ones to the untrained eyes but after sending it to the Road Transport Department for checks found it to be fake.

“The suspect is the last member of the syndicate who has been active in the four states,” he said adding that the other members have been arrested in those states earlier.

He also added that initial investigations showed that the suspect had no previous criminal records where the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

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