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KL Police Arrested Syndicate Forging Covid-19 Test Results for Foreigners

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Two Bangladeshi men suspected of being involved in selling of fake negative Covid-19 screening test results to foreigners were arrested in on Jalan Alor, yesterday.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the 2 were arrested while they were manning the counter during the raids conducted at 5.40 pm.

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“The counters set up at the sidewalk in front of shops on Jalan Alor have been operating for one to two weeks, with each Covid-19 screening test result document being sold for RM50.

“The police found that the rental for the site is RM600 per month and (the counters) operate daily from noon to 9 pm, where a caretaker will be placed at the counter to operate a laptop while dealing with clients,” he said in a statement here today.

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The target customers were believed to be foreigners, and the two suspects were working on an estimated salary of RM1,500 and RM1,700 a month.

“Such irresponsible attitude of prioritising monetary gains like this will only bring harm to the public and it undermines the government’s efforts to break the Covid-19 chain of infection,” he said.

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He stressed that police would take strict action against those involved in such activities.

Source : Malay Mail