Three Bangladeshi men, allegedly with no travel documents, and a female private taxi driver were arrested in Jalan Napoh, Changlun, near Jitra in Malaysia.
They were put on a 14-day remand for staying in the country without a travel document.
Kubang Pasu OCPD Supt Mohd Ismail Ibrahim said police stopped the vehicle driven by a 33-year-old woman with the three men, aged between 30 and 36, inside at 5.10 pm on Thursday.
“According to preliminary investigations, they were heading to Keteri, Perlis, from Sentul in Kuala Lumpur,” said the official.
The woman claimed she was asked by an acquaintance, a Bangladeshi man, to drive the three men to the location for a fee of RM450 per person,” he said in a statement.
The official added that the woman, who claimed she had not received the payment, left Sentul with her passengers at 10 am on Thursday.
He said the three men, who had been in the country for almost three years and had worked as labourers at construction sites and at furniture factories in Kuala Lumpur, had fake work permit cards and were going to Perlis to look for new jobs.