PUTRAJAYA – A Bangladeshi with Permanent Resident (MyPR) title who raked RM2 million in profit through the Labour Recalibration Programme (RTK) syndicate was toppled during a Special Ops two days ago.
According to the Director-General of Immigration (JIM), Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud, the syndicate was busted through a raid on two premises at Jalan Lumut in Kuala Lumpur and Pandan Cahaya in Ampang.
He said, the mastermind of the syndicate, a 42-year-old Bangladeshi was arrested along with his wife. The man used construction companies and illegal job agencies to mask their actions from the enforcers and convinced his customers to hire foreign workers under RTK.
Based on their investigation, they found that the syndicate charged RM3,500 to RM4,200 for each application.
“The man received his MyPR status on 18 February 2015 and he married a local woman.
“Based on our undercover for almost two months JIM found that the construction company has been operating since 2014 and is suspected to conduct activities as an agent in managing the application for foreign workers since 2021,” he said in a news conference today.
Meanwhile, Khairul Dzaimee said, a local woman with her 36-year-old Bangladeshi husband were arrested at the second premise.
Two other Bangladeshis were arrested along with them.
“The detainees are aged between 36 years old to 52 years old,” he added, 488 international passports have been seized from the two premises during the immigration raid.
They also confiscated 12 company stamps, two sets of computers and RM38,307 in cash.
“457 Bangladeshi passports, eight each of Indonesian, Indian and Pakistani passports, six Myanmar passports and one Nepali passport were seized,” he added.
Khairul Dzaimee said, six individuals were arrested at the two premises.
“They are detained at the Immigration lockup over offences under the Immigration Act 1959/63 and Immigration Regulations 1963.
“Investigation is also conducted under Section 12(1)(f) of the Passport Act 1966. Upon conviction, they are subjected to not more than RM10,000 in fine and not more than five years in prison or both,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette