14 Immigration officers among 23 remanded in Putrajaya over border stamp forgery

PUTRAJAYA: Twenty-three individuals, including 14 Immigration officers, were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over activities of a syndicate which purportedly abused the use of the department’s entry and exit stamps.

They were among 44 individuals who were arrested here, Johor Baru, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching in a special operation carried out by the MACC with cooperation from the Immigration Department.

The suspects have been remanded between three and seven days beginning Tuesday (Nov 17) after Magistrate Siti Roslizawati Mohd Zanin allowed the application for remand submitted by the MACC.

The suspects, including four women, were ferried to the court complex here on an MACC bus and in several cars.

According to earlier news reports, the suspects were among 46 people arrested by the MACC in a blitz on Monday (Nov 16).

It is learnt that the syndicate allegedly would stamp travel documents of foreign workers or illegal immigrants who had not travelled through Immigration checkpoints.

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