Cops obtain fingerprints off suitcase filled with half a million ringgit

PETALING JAYA: Though the mystery owner of the suitcase filled with RM500,000 has yet to be identified, police have managed to lift various fingerprint samples from the cash-laden carrying case.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Shahrulnizam Ja'afar said the fingerprint samples would be analysed before any identification could be made.

"We have received a report from a company director claiming the suitcase was theirs, but he has yet to come forward and provide proof.

"He gave various excuses for not meeting the police, including being outstation and having to attend meetings," he told a press conference at PJ police headquarters on Tuesday (March 26).

If the director or others fail to come forward and provide proof, ACP Shahrulnizam said the police inquiry paper on the case will be handed over to the Deputy Public Prosecutor.

"If no one comes forward, we will wait for the DPP's decision on the matter," he said.

It was reported that a company made a claim over the RM500,000 cash left in a suitcase at a shopping mall recently but have yet to provide proof.

The company lodged a police report in Shah Alam over the matter.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said police had already summoned the company director, in his 40s, but he failed to show up at Damansara police station.

"He is required to go to the police station to provide proof of ownership (of the cash) and to give his statement pertaining to the investigation.

"However, the director did not show up at the police station citing various reasons such as having meetings and being unwell," he said.

Comm Hussein said so far, the police have not managed to ascertain who the money belonged to.

"We hope the company director will give his cooperation as soon as possible," he said.

The duration of the investigation depends on the proof submitted by the company, Comm Hussein said.

"We will not rush it as we will conduct a thorough investigation," he added.

On March 20, a suitcase containing over RM500,000 cash in RM10, RM50 and RM100 denominations was found at a shopping centre in Damansara and handed over to the police.

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