Cops arrest two Indian nationals for having fake driving licence, work permit

JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested two Indian nationals, after one of them was found having a fake driving licence and work permit during the Ops Perdagangan operation at Skudai Toll (Southbound), here.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said that the suspects, age 40 and 28, have been driving lorries for over a year from Klang to Johor.

“The 40-year-old suspect claimed that he got the licence from the Road Transport Department (JPJ) in Klang, but our investigation revealed that the licence was fake.

“There have been a few similar cases before, and we will work with JPJ and Selangor police to investigate this matter, because this is the only one that we have managed to catch today; who knows how many are still out there (drivers with fake licence),” he said when met by reporters after the Ops Perdagangan operation here on Thursday (Sept 17).

Comm Ayob also said that the police do not rule out the possibility of a syndicate selling fake driving licences to foreign workers who work as lorry drivers.

The case was investigated under Section 108 (3) (g) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which provides a fine not exceeding RM5,000, or a jail term of up to one year, or both, on conviction.

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