For their involvement in selling fake immigration documents, two Bangladeshi men have been arrested in Malaysia.
On Monday, a team of Immigration Intelligence/Special Operations and Analysis personnel arrested these men after raiding an apartment in Cheras, a township located to the south-east of downtown Kuala Lumpur, according to Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud.
He said that the mastermind of the criminal group is a 32-year-old man, according to The Star.
"He has been arrested during the raid," added Daud.
"We had him on our radar since we crippled another counterfeiting syndicate in October 2017.
During the raid in 2017, we managed to arrest two other Bangladesh nationals but their leader managed to get away.
Their operations went quiet until they suddenly re-emerged in March 2020 during the movement control order (MCO) period," he told reporters at the Immigration headquarters here on Tuesday.
He said the syndicate's main clientele were Bangladeshi, Indonesian, and Myanmar nationals.
"Based on our investigations, the syndicate would sell documents such as passports, temporary working visit passes, iKads and Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) cards.
"We also arrested a 25-year-old Bangladeshi man who was believed to be a middleman for the syndicate," he said.