PUTRAJAYA: The Immigration Department scores big after arresting 680 suspected scammers in this year’s biggest single operation.
Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said that the syndicate was operating from a six-storey building in Cyberjaya.
The raid was the end result of a month’s worth of surveillance, following complaints from the public.
The office was well secured, with guards stationed at each floor and rooms only being accessible with access cards.
“We seized around 8,230 handphones, 174 laptops and 787 computers.
“Several of our officers were injured after a group attacked and tried to break through our barricade.
“Around 100 succeeded and we are working with the police to track them down, ” he said at a press conference at the department’s headquarters here.
It is known that the group has been operating in Malaysia for around six months and that the building was used as a call centre.
Investigations showed that the group targeted victims in China by offering fast and profitable returns, in their investment scams.
“All were found to have entered the country via social visit passes. Nearly all could not produce their passports after being arrested.
“No representative has come forward with their documents and the Chinese embassy has been notified of developments, ” he said.