Alleged owner of RM500,000 filled suitcase presents himself to cops

PETALING JAYA: The alleged owner of the suitcase that held over RM500,000 has presented himself to the police.

When contacted Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Shahrulnizam Jaa'far @ Ismail confirmed the matter.

"Yes, he gave his statement yesterday at 4.30pm. However there are still several more matters that need to be taken, including additional statements and proof (of ownership)," he said.

Previously Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said that a company had come forward to claim the suitcase and a report had been lodged in Shah Alam.

However, when summoned the company director failed to show up to the Damansara police station.

Comm Hussein said that the director had to present himself to the station to show proof of ownership and to have his statement recorded.

On March 20, the suitcase filled with cash was found by a security guard at a shopping mall car park here.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan, when contacted, said that the alleged owner claimed that he did not realise that the suitcase had not been put into his vehicle.

According to the alleged owner, the money was originally from a friend who was paying back funds after borrowing it several years ago for investment purposes.

He had initially believed that he had inserted two bags into his car before going home.

"However the next day when he wanted to retrieve it he realised that a bag had gone missing," he said.

Comm Hussein said that more statements were needed including on how he obtained the cash in the first place.

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