Three men were arrested using fake identity cards

Port Klang: A trick by a man to deceive enforcement officers by claiming to be a citizen was revealed after the information on his identity card and work card were not the same.

The man in his 40s claimed he was originally from Sabah and came to the Peninsula several years ago before working as a welder.

When asked about the identity document, he only presented a copy of the identity card and a copy of the birth certificate and stated that he did not have the original identity card because it was lost.

However, a check carried out by enforcement officers of the National Registration Department (JPN) found that the full name and other information on the copy of the identity card was not the same as the man’s work card.

The man was among three individuals arrested in an operation carried out by the Investigation and Enforcement Division of the NRD Putrajaya and the Malaysian Immigration Department (JIM) around Kampung Perigi Nenas, Pulau Indah, here, early this morning.

Inspections were carried out in seven locations around the village involving 12 houses inspected with most of the individuals inspected holding Bajau Association cards.

In the operation that started at 12 midnight, a total of 23 individuals were examined and three men aged between 28 and 40 years old were arrested after they were found to be using fake identity cards.

One of the arrested men is a Filipino citizen, while the other two individuals claimed to be from Sabah with all three of them working as welders.

The Investigation and Enforcement Division of the NRD informed that the operation involved was carried out following information received and the results of intelligence carried out previously.

According to him, the operation was carried out to prevent and combat forgery and misuse of identity cards.

JPN also reminds employers to ensure that those employed must have a valid identity document.

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