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Police rearrest 22 Macau Scam suspects in Perak

Twenty two Macau scam suspects held by police in Perak at the end of month were rearrested today to assist investigation into other fraud cases.

Perak Commercial CID chief Supt Hasbullah Abd Rahman said the remand since Oct 30 for all the individuals aged between 18 and 27 ended today.

“Today all of them were rearrested on other cases which are still on cheating and we will be submitting their remand order tomorrow to assist investigation under Section 420 of the Penal Code,” he said when contacted by Bernama here today.

On Tuesday, Perak acting police chief Datuk Goh Boon Keng in a media statement said the Commercial CID of Perak and Bukit Aman succeeded in smashing a Macau scam syndicate involving 76 cases with losses amounting to RM111 million in the last two years.

The syndicate based in Malaysia, targeted locals as victims was crippled in a raid at a condominium in Seri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur which has been turned into a call centre.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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