Johor — Four Immigration Department officers and a marine police officer have been arrested for alleged involvement in migrant smuggling activities.
Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay (pic) said the arrests happened after the police obtained information from 12 Indonesian migrants that were detained by Special Branch operatives between June 15 to 21.
“The suspects, aged between 30 and 48, included a senior immigration officer and two immigration officers.
“They were arrested following the interrogations on 12 illegal immigrants who were detained between June 15 and 21,” said Ayob Khan in a Press conference here.
“Initial investigations revealed that the suspect’s modus operandi involved charging RM1,500 to RM2,500 per Indonesian migrant for a fake Malaysian Immigration Department rubber stamp to arrange for their exit as the migrants had expired social visit passes.
“Upon their arrival at the ferry terminal, the suspects who are believed to be linked to a syndicate will arrange for their exit to their country of origin,” Ayob Khan said at a special press conference at the Johor police contingent headquarters yesterday- Malaysia World News