KUCHING (Bernama): Police have detained two individuals believed to be the masterminds of the employment scam which led to 47 Malaysians being held at the Bantey Meanchey provincial prison in Cambodia on Dec 11.
Sarawak Commercial CID chief Supt Mustafa Kamal Gani Abdullah said the suspects, a man and a woman both aged 35, were picked up from two separate houses in Traffic Garden and Taman Chung Hua at 5pm Sunday (Feb 24).
“In the raids, police also seized mobile phones, ATM cards well as Mastercard and BigPay cards.
“Initial screening found the man tested positive for methamphetamine,” he said in a statement here Monday (Feb 25).
Both suspects were brought to the station for further investigations under Section 420 of the Penal Code.
Supt Mustafa Kamal said the remand applications under Section 117 of the Criminal Code Procedure would be made at Kuching magistrate's court if investigation could not be wrapped up in 24 hours.
So far, 23 victims comprising 18 men and five women have lodged police reports.
On Sunday, police also obtained a four-day remand order until Feb 28 at the Kuching magistrate's court for a 35-year-old man in the same case.
All 47 Malaysians involved returned home from Cambodia on Feb 17. – Bernama