Suspect who fled MACC HQ tracked down and arrested

KUALA LUMPUR: Fugitive Alvin Goh Leong Yeong, who escaped authorities at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters, has been arrested early Tuesday (Oct 27) morning, says Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed.

The Bukit Aman CID director said the man was arrested following a manhunt.

"He was arrested along with a woman outside of the Klang Valley by Bukit Aman CID personnel.

"We managed to track him down, and the operation was conducted early Tuesday morning," he said when contacted by The Star on Tuesday.

It was reported that a manhunt was launched for Goh after he fled the MACC headquarters on Oct 11.

Comm Huzir had said the 32-year-old suspect, whose last known address was at a condominium in Jalan Cheras, was wanted for three online gambling cases in Cheras.

"We believe he is behind the illegal online gambling racket in Kuala Lumpur and Cheras," he said.

The man had escaped shortly after he was released by the MACC on bail and was to be rearrested.

"He was detained by the MACC due to alleged involvement in a Macau scam," he added.

A Macau scam often starts with a phone call from someone pretending to be an officer from a bank, government agency or debt collector about a certain problem, and ends with the cowed victim transferring money into unknown accounts to resolve said "problem".

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