JOHOR BAHRU: A Singaporean man has been arrested for allegedly forging Malaysian Immigration stamps for clients trying to stay in the country illegally.
He was said to be earning at least RM120,000 a month with a unique method of forging the stamp on passports and other travel documents for clients coming to seek his service in the capital of the southern Malaysian state of Johor.
Johor Immigration Enforcement Division head Masri Adul said the modus operandi of the man was however exposed when the department nabbed the suspect as he was driving into his house compound at Taman Century at about 11pm on Thursday (Sep 3).
According to him, the 66-year-old man who is married to a Malaysian, was believed to be active in the last two years and charged about RM200 each to process documents received from about 20 clients daily.
“The method of forging used by the suspect has not been used by any syndicates. He sticked (sic) an empty stamp on the passport and used a coconut leaf stick to improvise the entry or exit date.
“The process appeared tedious but the product looks like the original Immigration stamp which comes with the date,” he told a media conference in Johor Bahru (JB) on Friday.