Cops arrest suspect in Cambodian job scam involving 47 Malaysians

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 23 Feb 2019

KUCHING (Bernama): The police have confirmed that a suspect was arrested in connection with the cheating case involving 47 Malaysians who were detained in Cambodia.

Sarawak Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mustafa Kamal Gani said they had arrested a 35-year-old local man here at 3pm Saturday (Feb 23).

“Further investigations are underway and if investigations cannot be completed within 24 hours, the suspect will be brought to the Magistrate's Court in Kuching tomorrow for a remand application under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code,” he said in a media statement Saturday.

To date, 23 people, 18 men and five women, have come forward to lodge police reports on the case.

It was previously reported that the 47 Malaysians were detained in Cambodia since Dec 11 last year on charges of cheating, initiating and carrying out illegal online gambling activities.

All 47 were released after finding that they were duped by a job agency syndicate. -Bernama