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Police Cripple Fake Medical Certificate Syndicate

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SHAH ALAM – Police have arrested three individuals including a husband and wife believed to be involved in a counterfeit government hospital medical certificate (MC) syndicate in two separate raids in Dengkil and Gombak on Wednesday.

Apart from the husband and wife, aged 28 and 50 years old, the police have also arrested a 32-year-old man believed to be the mastermind of the syndicate which has been operating for about a year.

Selangor Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief ACP Mohd Sakri Ariffin said the husband and wife were nabbed at their house in Sungai Buah, Dengkil, while the mastermind was arrested at an apartment in Gombak.

“The raid was conducted after a company submitted a 14-day MC of its staff to the Kajang Hospital to verify the authenticity of the MC. It was found that the MC serial numbers did not match the serial numbers used by the hospital.

“A doctor from the hospital then lodged a police report,” he told a press conference, here yesterday.

Mohd Sakri said police have also seized 29 copies of fake MCs, RM90 in cash, 100 rubber stamps carved with various doctors’ names and hospitals from the suspects.

He said based on investigations, the fake MCs were sold at varying prices starting from RM30.

“They will charge RM30 per day (for a regular customer) and RM100 per-day for first time buyers,” he said adding that the case was being investigated under Section 468/472 of the Penal Code.

— BERNAMA

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