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MACC seizes RM1.5 million in foreign permits case

The cars seized from one of the suspects.

The cars seized from one of the suspects.

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ALOR SETAR — May 11, 2017: The Kedah branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday seized RM1.5 million from the home of one of the two suspects detained on Tuesday in a case involving work permits for expatriates and workers amounting.

The agency has also frozen the fixed deposit account amounting to RM1.5 million of one suspect who was an immigration officer at the Immigration, Customs and Quarantine Complex in Padang Besar, Perlis. This brings the amount of confiscation and frozen assets to RM6.57 million.

“We believe the suspects have more money which has been sequestered and we are confident of tracing it down,” said a source.

The director of the Kedah MACC Datuk Mohd. Fauzi Mohamad confirmed the information.

On Tuesday, a contractor was detained at the KL International Airport while another individual was arrested in Petaling Jaya. They are believed to have held the assets of the main suspects.

This followed the arrest of three men on Monday, including a senior immigration officer, who were based in Padang Besar as well as a contractor.

They were arrested in Perlis and here on suspicion of accepting bribes to approve expatriate passes involving 339 applications since 2015.

Subsequently, the MACC seized cash amounting to RM1.9 million, five vehicles, a high-powered motorcycle, branded watches and handbags, as well as a fixed deposit account of almost RM1 million. — Bernama

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