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17yo Teen Arrested For Allegedly Transporting 25 Illegal Immigrants

Each immigrant was charged RM6,000 to be transported.

A 17-year-old teen was apprehended for allegedly smuggling 25 illegal Burmese immigrants from Kelantan to Kuala Lumpur with a black Toyota Vellfire, reported Bernama.

Sentul district police chief ACP Beh Eng Lai said the suspect was spotted driving the vehicle in a suspicious manner by a police team at Taman Manjoi 3, Taman Sri Kuching around 12.05pm yesterday (Aug 3).

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He added that the teen refused to stop when ordered to do so and caused the Vellfire to skid and crash into three cars and a motorcycle before fleeing.

“The group of undocumented foreigners, comprising 19 men and 5 women from Myanmar who were aged between 15 and 39, were found in the vehicle.

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“Our investigations found that the suspect and his friend, who also fled the scene, were charging the illegal immigrants a fee of RM6,000 each to transport them from Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, to Kuala Lumpur at 3am on Tuesday (Aug 2),” he said in a statement.

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Beh added that police checks also revealed the suspect was a school dropout and didn’t have a driver’s license while driving the Vellfire with a fake registration number.

All parties involved has since been remanded to assist the investigation.

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