Businessman, computer analyst arrested in Perak over alleged cyber crime, money laundering

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  • Thursday, 17 Sep 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Two men were detained in Perak in connection with alleged cyber crime and money laundering, says Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed.

He said a team of police personnel from Interpol's National Central Bureau (D12) and Organised Crime division (D14) of Bukit Aman CID, Bukit Aman Special Branch department and the Commercial Crime Investigation department's Forensic Division arrested the suspects at about 8.45am on Monday (Sept 14).

"The suspects - a businessman in his 40s and a computer analyst in his 30s - were detained as they were wanted by authorities in the United States.

"They were suspected of being involved in money laundering and cyber crime in that country," he said in a statement on Thursday (Sept 17).

The US had applied for extradition of the two suspects on Sept 3 and the Attorney General's Chambers had agreed to comply with the application in line with the Extradition Act 1992 and extradition treaty between the governments of the two countries, he added.

"On Sept 11, the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate's Court issued a provisional warrant of arrest on the two suspects.

"A 60-day remand period was granted under Section 16(1) of the Extradition Act 1992 and Article 11(4) of the Extradition Treaty.

"They have been remanded and placed at Sungai Buloh Prison," he said.

Comm Huzir said both suspects allegedly conducted an illegal business selling gaming artifacts such as Kit and Kredit.

"The forensic team has seized evidence and relevant documents at their company," he added.

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