Cops rearrest trio linked to online gambling syndicate after court rejects remand application

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  • Monday, 12 Oct 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Three individuals have been rearrested over their alleged involvement with an illegal online gambling racket, after an application to remand them was rejected.

Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Asst Comm Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid said the trio were arrested earlier on Sunday (Oct 11), after they were released by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on MACC bail.

"Our remand application was rejected today (Oct 12). However, we have rearrested them in connection with an illegal online gambling case in Cheras," he said when contacted on Monday (Oct 12).

SAC Nik Ros Azhan said the police will apply for their remand Tuesday (Oct 13) at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters.

It was reported that nine individuals remanded by the MACC were released on MACC bail on Sunday.

The MACC had earlier summoned nine senior police officers on Friday (Oct 9) to facilitate its probe as it widened its dragnet to nab those involved in online gambling and Macau scam syndicates.

A source with knowledge of the case said to date, 39 witnesses had been called up to have their statements recorded, and 19 among them were remanded.

“MACC is aggressively tracking the remaining members of the syndicate, with a focus on finding law enforcers involved, ” said the source.

MACC has so far frozen 736 accounts and seized RM101mil in connection with this probe.

The senior police officers were believed to be attached to the Kuala Lumpur and district police headquarters and include two OCPDs and four officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), sources also said.

The police also called up several senior CID officers to help in investigations and give their statements.

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