Malaysian Police have detained more than 400 people, including a 32-year-old Pakistani with fake passports of 62 countries, during a crackdown on foreigners in the run-up to next week’s Southeast Asian Games.
“Those held in a series of raids in the capital Kuala Lumpur were mainly from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan,” the BBC reported on Tuesday.
Local reports suggest that during the raid fake passport making machines and other documents were also seized.
The massive operation included “the use of radiation detection devices, which are on loan from the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency specifically for the SEA Games,” according to the Singapore-based Straits Times.
The paper says one of the men arrested was a 32-year-old Pakistani “found with 62 passports of various countries… and a machine used to forge Immigration Department stickers”.