The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today arrested 10 Sarawak Immigration Department officers for allegedly taking bribes from undocumented workers in the state.
In a statement, MACC said the individuals, comprising six women and four men, all aged between 33 and 53, were arrested in different locations in the state, between 1.30pm and 4.3pm today.
"The arrest comes following previous operations by the MACC, which netted policemen, company owners and undocumented migrants, in the state, last month.
"The suspects are believed to have received bribes of between RM200 and RM5,000 to 'protect' foreigners who possessed no valid travel documents and working permits," said a source.
MACC also seized RM10,000 in cash from one of the suspects.
MACC investigations director Simi Abd Ghani confirmed the arrests and did not discount the possibility of more individuals being arrested in connection to the case.
The suspects will be taken to the court in Kuching tomorrow, for remand.- Mkini