Cops bust international money-laundering syndicate, nab 9 Taiwanese, 1 China national

MALACCA: An international money-laundering syndicate high on Beijing police’s wanted list was smashed following an ambush by Malaysian authorities.

Nine Taiwanese and a China national, including four women, were arrested in the 11am raid at a newly opened commercial hub in Puncak Pertam in Cheng here.

Malacca police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Chua Ghee Lye said all ten were in the country under tourist visa passes.

He said that the ten were part of the infamous "Macau" scam.

"We managed to score a major breakthrough with the intelligence sharing with our China counterparts who have been tracing the syndicate members since October,” he said Thursday after visiting the raid site.