PETALING JAYA: JJ Poor to Rich (JJPTR) founder Johnson Lee was detained along with his right-hand man and personal assistant, said Comm Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.
All three men will be brought to the Klang magistrate’s court for remand, he added.
The Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director confirmed that Lee and the other two were detained at about 4.30am on Tuesday in Petaling Jaya.
“I can confirm Lee, whose full name is Lee Choong Sen, is believed to be the mastermind behind the scheme while the other two were his right-hand man and personal assistant.
“We also seized a Honda Accord, five mobile phones, various documents pertaining to JJPTR, 11 debit and credit cards along with RM20,936 in cash,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.
Previously, Comm Acryl Sani said JJPTR had collected investments of up to RM1.7bil up until now.
He said in a statement last week that following investigations on JJPTR, Bukit Aman’s Anti-Money Laundering squad, CCID, Bank Negara, the Companies Commission of Malaysia, Inland Revenue Department, National Revenue Recovery Enforcement Team and Cyber Security raided eight different locations in Penang.
He said that the eight locations, several offices and residential units, were believed to be used as offices of the money game syndicate’s operations.
Comm Acryl Sani said following the raids, 15 workers and four investors were held for documentation process and questioning.
He added that all of them are aged between 23 and 40.
It is learnt that of the 15 workers held 13 are women as are three of the four investors.
All of those held are locals.
“Also seized were seven computers and laptops, cash counting machines, hundreds of JJPTR company documents, televisions, CCTV cameras and RM3,300 cash,” he said in the statement last week.
Comm Acryl Sani said that action to freeze the accounts belonging to JJPTR were also being carried out under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.