SHAH ALAM : Police have arrested two suspects allegedly involved in fabricating and selling Selangor royal palace documents and identity cards.
Selangor Commercial Crime Department head ACP Mohd Sakri Arifin said the suspects charged between RM10,000 and RM20,000 for each forged document, which included a year’s ‘membership fee’.
"Upon obtaining the document, a royal membership card which states Istana Diraja Selangor, Klang, a palace yellow letter to Road Transport Department, and traffic police, a car sticker and a pair of crescent symbols to be placed in front and at the back of the car will be provided to customers, " he said.
Mohd Sakri said police had so far traced about 50 people possessing the fake documents, which might be used for business purposes.
He said most of the victims were not aware that they have been cheated.
"The customers mostly are from Selangor aged between 30 years old and 40 years old.
Police believe the suspects targeted business owners and developers.
The syndicate was uncovered following the discovery of a Honda Accord driven by one of the suspects which had a similar registration number BJS 36 as the Selangor royal escort.
"On the registration plate. the words 'ISTANA DIRAJA SELANGOR' and 'Y.M. Raja Empat Selangor Tengku Luthfi B. Almarhum Tengku Badli Shah were displayed.
"However they got the position of Tengku Luthfi wrong, which is why we manage to nabbed them," he said at a press conference held at police headquarters here today.
Following this, police arrested the first suspect on Feb 5, at a hotel parking in Seri Kembangan, at 9.30pm.
After further investigations, police detained a second suspect the next day, believed to be the mastermind of the syndicate, at a residence in Pandan Indah at 8pm.
Police said both suspects, aged 27 and 53 years old had been operating for the past two years.
Mohd Sakri said during the arrest, police seized more than 40 forged royal letters, appreciation certificates, royal membership cards and a laptop.
Police urged victims who are in possession of such documents to come forth to assist the police with the investigation.
The suspects are currently under remand.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating and Section 419 of the Penal Code for impersonating.