JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested 11 people, including four women, over a loan scam involving 162 victims following a series of raids here.
The syndicate, which has been active for the past six months, is believed to have conned them of cash totalling RM1.3mil, said Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm Dzulkhairi Mukhtar.
He said based on police reports, a special team from the district commercial crimes unit headed by Asst Supt V. Prakash carried out the raids on Jan 27 after a month-long surveillance.
Through the operation, dubbed Ops Seagull, police carried out two raids at houses in Bukit Indah, which led to the arrest of the suspects, he said, adding that all the suspects, aged 17 to 28, had been remanded to assist in the investigations.
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