A Singaporean businesswoman and her two children were detained at the Johor Baru immigration checkpoint last Friday for allegedly abusing an immigration officer.
The incident allegedly happened at the car zone heading towards Singapore at 3.30pm in Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex.
The woman, in her 40s, and her two children, aged 18 and 19, were detained for allegedly hurling abuses and accusations, and showing obscene gestures against the immigration officer, who wanted to carry out a routine inspection of their car.
Earlier trio had refused to obey the officer’s instruction to lower the back window of the tinted car.
The trio had been remanded for 14 days to assist in investigations under Section 56(1) (g) of the Immigration Act for resisting or obstructing, actively or passively, an immigration officer in the execution of his duty.
Johor immigration director Rohaizi Bahari said his department had nothing to hide and even had visits from the Singapore consulate officers, who wanted to meet with the suspects.
He said the department investigation revealed that its officer did not ask for any bribe as alleged by the suspects.
“It is an offence to hurl abuse at immigration officers who were merely observing procedures during checks,” he said when confirming the case.