M'sian duo arrested for possession of foreign passports at KLIA


SEPANG: Two people have been arrested for possessing identification documents that did not belong to them.

It is learnt that police stopped a car driven by a 45-year-old woman while they were patrolling an area near the KL International Airport (KLIA) parking block on Monday (Sept 16).

Upon inspection, police found a toolbox hidden under the driver's seat containing RM6,000 in cash, two Chinese passports, an Indonesian passport and a Malaysian Permanent Resident identity card believed to belong to a Filipino.

Police also found stickers with the words "Malaysia Immigration Department" printed on them as well as Malaysian immigration exit and entry stamps and ink pads.

The woman also handed police a black bag containing RM2,700 in cash, an SD card and three mobile phones.

Later, a man who claimed to be an off-duty immigration officer, came to the scene saying he was the real owner of the car.

When questioned about the foreign passports, the man said they belonged to acquaintances who were not in the country but would be returning soon.

Suspicions were further raised when police discovered that the car's chassis and engine number did not match the vehicle registration number.

The duo was arrested and brought in for questioning.

KLIA OCPD Asst Comm Zulkifli Adamshah confirmed the arrests and said the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

"We are still investigating the case at this point," he said when asked if the duo could belong to a forgery syndicate.

The duo has been remanded until Friday for questioning.


Police , Passport , KLIA , Crime

   

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