JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested two girls and two boys aged between 16 and 19 for allegedly selling fake International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) authorisation letters for interstate travel.
Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said suspects, who are believed to belong to a syndicate, were arrested during an operation in Johor Baru at about 8pm on Aug 5.
“The syndicate’s modus operandi is selling forged Miti documents through social media such as Facebook, Instagram and WeChat.
“The letters were forged using details from a registered company in Kempas to confuse the authorities.
“The group managed to sell 250 forged documents amounting to RM37,500,” he told reporters at a press conference at Johor police headquarters today.
Police are also looking for other 2 or 3 people involved in the syndicate.
The suspects are being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating and face imprisonment of up to 10 years, whipping and a fine if found guilty.