Wednesday, October 5

Teenager among four Macau scam suspects nabbed in Penang

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Negeri Sembilan Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Aibee Abd Ghani said the suspects have been remanded for investigation under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

SEREMBAN (July 13): A 16-year-old boy was among four people who have been arrested in Penang to help in investigations into a Macau Scam syndicate, police said today.

Negeri Sembilan Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) chief Supt Aibee Abd Ghani said a team from the Nilai district CCID arrested the four during raids on three houses in different locations between 9 pm yesterday and 4 am today.

“Three men and a woman, aged between 16 and 31, were picked up separately from the three locations. Investigations show that three of them are holders of accounts used in a Macau Scam case involving losses of RM470,000 in Nilai on July 7,” he said in a statement.

He said the suspects have been remanded for investigation under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

Earlier, media reports said that a technician had been conned of RM470,000 by Macau Scam syndicate members who impersonated Inland Revenue Board officers from Alor Setar in Kedah on July 7. – Bernama