Cops arrest 13 over RM24mil in suspicious bank transactions

PETALING JAYA: Bukit Aman has arrested 13 suspects in connection with the theft of RM24.2mil linked to suspicious bank transactions.

The suspects were arrested between Thursday and Tuesday (June 13 and 18) and range in age from 22 to 52, Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said in a message to the media on Wednesday (June 19).

"Twelve of them were caught in Sabah and one was arrested in Perlis.

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"Four suspects were employees of the bank concerned," he said, adding that one suspect had since been allowed bail.

Police had earlier received four reports concerning suspicious bank transactions.

Investigations showed that the transactions were made in Kota Kinabalu.

A 38-year-old bank employee was arrested on Thursday, with Comm Ramli saying police believed that the illegal transactions were made by members of a syndicate.

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

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