KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested two men linked to a syndicate forging Covid-19 test results to show holders are negative for the disease.
City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim, in a statement on Saturday (June 6), said that the suspects, both Bangladeshi men, were caught during raids in Jalan Alor on June 5.
“Preliminary investigations showed that the syndicate was making fake test results for foreigners.
“A counter along the walkway of shops in Jalan Alor was open from 12pm to 9pm, and each ‘result’ was sold for RM50,” he said.
Investigations also showed that the operation was about one to two weeks old.
Both suspects are believed to be working for two local men, and were paid RM1,500 and RM1,700 respectively a month.
The two suspects were taken to the Dang Wangi police station for further action.
“This irresponsible and profit-seeking attitude only endangers the public and it affects the government’s effort to curb the spread of Covid-19,” he said.