2 individuals, including SPM student, arrested over driving license scam

KUALA LUMPUR: A secondary student who will be sitting for his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination this year, were among two individuals arrested by police last Saturday for suspected involvement in a driving license scam.

Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crimes Investigation Department chief ACP Mohd Mahidisham Ishak said the student, 17, and the other male suspect, 22, were arrested at around 10 pm during a raid on a house around Durian Tunggal, Melaka.

He said a victim had came across a post on Facebook on March 29 offering to provide driving licences without through the Road Transport Department (JPJ).

“The victim contacted the number displayed on Whatsapp and was promised a driving licence in return for RM490 in payment,” he said in a statement today.

After he made the payment, he was asked for additional payments due to various excuses.

“The victim grew suspicious and came forward to lodge a report, and the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for fraud,” he said.

Mohd Mahidisham said both suspects were remanded for three days since yesterday for further investigation.

He also advised the public to obtain their driving licenses legally and through proper channels. — Bernama