PUTRAJAYA: A syndicate bringing in foreigners illegally at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) involving an immigration officer was busted by the Malaysian Immigration Department on 1st Nov. 2022.
Director General Immigration Malaysia, Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud said, the operation that started at 7.45pm was carried out by a team of officers from the Intelligence and Special Operation Division, Immigration Headquarters Putrajaya with the cooperation of immigration officers at KLIA2.
“In the operation, six males from India and one immigration officer aged 31 had been detained. The Indian citizens aged between 20 to 42 years had attempted to enter the country to work without legal passes and avoiding from paying levies.
“The syndicate’s modus operandi was to offer fake e-visa to the foreigners involved to enter Malaysia as tourists. The syndicate will offer accomodation, visits programme and some money to show that they are genuine tourists.
“The immigration officer who abetted will stamp the passport without recording the journey of the foreigner into the MyImms system,” Khairul said in a statement.
Khairul added, based on the intelligence information, the syndicate is believed to have charged payment between RM5,000 to RM6,000 for every tourist. They have been suspected to be involved in the operation since the opening of the borders on 1st April 2022.