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Police bust fake ID syndicate

LAHAD DATU, 28 Dec 2008: Police here have busted a syndicate that supplied fake identity documents (IDs) to foreigners.

Lahad Datu police chief Supt Md Suhaimi Ab Rahman said the syndicate was believed to have been active over the last six months.

Police were able to put an end to the syndicate following the arrest of two suspects, a 40-year-old local woman and a 39-year-old foreign man, in a raid at the Fajar Centre near here around 6pm yesterday.

“Among the documents seized were seven fake birth certificates, four copies of birth certificates, nine temporary IDs and five copies of temporary IDs,” he told reporters here today.

Also confiscated were a computer, printer, pen drive and fake rubber stamps from the Kota Kinabalu National Registration Department (JPN) and one supposed to be that of an officer from the Lahad Datu JPN.

Md Suhaimi said the syndicate’s modus operandi was to approach foreigners and offer to arrange the documents for fees ranging up to RM850. — Bernama


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