Man wanted for love scam arrested after lodging police report in Kota Bharu

KOTA BHARU: A man who lodged a police report about a crime at the Pengkalan Chepa police station on Sunday (June 23) was arrested after it was discovered he was wanted by police over a 'Love Scam' case.

Kota Bharu district police chief ACP Mohd Rosdi Daud said the local man, 46, was arrested after the police ran a check on his identification card number and found he had three prior criminal records related to offences under Section 411, 379(A), and 420 of the Penal Code.

"Acting on the information uncovered, a police team from the Kota Bharu district police headquarters' Commercial Crime Investigation Division (CCID) detained the suspect at the police station," he said in a statement on Monday (June 24).

The suspect was wanted in connection to a 2018 Facebook 'Love Scam' case involving losses of RM16,650.

Mohd Rosdi said the suspect would be handed over to the Kuantan district police headquarters' CCID for further investigation. – Bernama

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