Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the 37-year-old man was doing so by extorting Sri Lankans living here. The man was arrested in a special operation in Kuala Lumpur last Friday, conducted by the Counter Terrorism Division of the police Special Branch, he said in a statement today.
“During interrogation the man also confessed to having been involved in a credit card fraud syndicate in Malaysia, masterminded by several foreigners,” said Khalid. According to him, the man had entered Malaysia in December 2012 using a social visit pass.
Khalid said the man was detained under Section 15 (1) (C) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 for overstaying. He was deported to his home country today for follow-up action by Sri Lankan authorities, he explained.(BERNAMA)