Police discovered fake notes in a house in Taman Bukit Bintang in Tawau, Sabah, on Wednesday after the arrest of a man in a special operation by the National Registration Department (NRD).
Tawau police chief ACP Fadil Marsus said police found fake RM100 notes and 14 RM50 notes in a room which had been occupied by the 44-year-old suspect.
"All these notes were kept in a drawer of a wardrobe in his room," he said in Tawau today.
The suspect was earlier picked up at a hotel car park following the discovery of his involvement in a fake MyKad syndicate in the town and in neigbouring districts.
Fadil said in Wednesday’s 10.30pm operation led by the NRD Investigation and Enforcement Division director Mohamad Yusri Hashim, they found fake currencies when inspecting a Naza Citra car the suspect was in.
"During the inspection, they found 171 fake US$100 notes and two fake RM100 notes," he said.
Fadil said the man would be remanded for four days to facilitate investigations.
In the six-hour operation, the NRD detained 10 individuals including two Indonesians and a Filipino, all of whom are believed to be involved in the MyKad syndicate, at the hotel compound and in Kampung Tanjung Batu.
The police seized 29 fake MyKads, RM3,839 in cash, a Naza Citra and a Proton car, thumbprint scanner and a notebook gadget containing software to process the information of clients.
Also seized were ATM cards; driving licences; eight mobile phones containing information pertaining to MyKad forgery; a book containing between 400 and 500 names of fake MyKad buyers; and transaction records since early this year.