SEREMBAN, May 6 — More than 10,000 blank road tax stickers were smuggled out of the Road Transport Department (RTD) in Negri Sembilan between November last year and March this year.
The state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) also found that 1,500 car grants had been issued without authorisation.
Four individuals aged between 20 and 30s, including a woman were detained at different locations during an operation, ‘Ops Photostat’ last week.
Two of the suspects were RTD staff who were believed to have been involved in issuing grants for cloned cars while the other two were members of the public who were believed to have acted as middlemen.
Investigations revealed that the syndicate had sold the original road tax stickers for between RM450 and RM800 each, and up to RM1,200 each for the car grants.
State MACC director Shaharom Nizam Abd Manap confirmed the report when contacted.
He said investigations were continuing, and urged owners of cloned cars in the state to surrender their vehicles voluntarily to the MACC’s office to avoid action.
To date, 16 cars believed to be scrap vehicles had been seized and 11 suspects comprising nine men and two women arrested in the operation conducted last month, he said. — Bernama