Four premises in Johor raided on suspected illegal remittance activities

  • Banking
  • Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018

FILE PHOTO: A general view of the headquarters of Malaysia's central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad/File Photo

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara today said that it had raided four premises owned by Famirah Sukses Wisata in Johor, suspected for carrying out illegal retail remittance business activities.

Cash amounting to RM139,922.89 were seized during the operation on Tuesday.

The raids were conducted in various places in Johor, including:

  • Kota Tinggi Pandan, Johor Bahru
  • Bestari Bestmart, Skudai
  • TJ Mart, Senai
  • Taman Air Biru, Pasir Gudang

"This is part of the continuous enforcement actions undertaken by Bank Negara to protect members of the public against any financial loss when dealing with informal channels," it said in a statement today.

Members of the public are advised not to conduct any money changing or remittance transactions with illegal money services business operators and their agents.

"Any person who conducts transactions with an illegal money services business operator does so at his own risk, and appropriate legal action can be taken against him by the relevant authorities," the central bank said.

Eleven illegal immigrants who were involved in manning the premises were also detained during the operation.



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