Police catch con men red-handed


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 08 Feb 2003

JOHOR BARU: Three members of a bogus land deal syndicate were caught red-handed while in the midst of conning an unsuspecting victim at a coffeehouse in Jalan Dedap 4, Taman Johor Jaya here, on Jan 29. 

State CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Tan Seng Eng said police received an anonymous tip-off at 3pm and immediately sent a team led by Insp Saifulnizam Mohd Jais.  

He said police confiscated RM10,000 and documents related to land deals.  

The three men, all Sabahans, were detained for further investigation. 

SAC Tan said that from Feb 12 last year to Jan 27, police had received 12 reports of losses totalling RM398,745 involving this syndicate. 

He said the members would approach hawkers and stall owners, pretending to offer them nasi lemak tenders, before convincing them to invest in land deals.“The victims would then hand over between RM10,000 and RM200,000 to the men but after a few days, would not be able to contact them,” said SAC Tan. 

Police are looking for a 66-year-old Sarawakian, Martin Man Sui Chin, to help in their investigations. 

His last known address was 48A Jalan Walter Grenier, off Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur. 

Those with information on him are urged to call 07-223 2222 or 07-225 4656. 

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