By Newsie ED:-
Police in Malaysia have arrested Seven Nigerian students for suspected involvement in fraud activities involving “parcel scams.”
According to New Straits Times, the arrest were conducted in two raids in the cities of Semenyih and Dengkil on Tuesday, 18 May, 2021.
The Chief Assistant Commissioner of Police in Subang Jaya, Abd Khalid Othman while speaking on the arrests, said that the raiding on the two houses led to the discovery of several ATM cards and various bank account numbers believed to be owned by victims of the scams.
Othman said that the scam was discovered after a Nigerian in a Proton X70 was detained at a roadblock at Putra Heights at 10pm.
“The suspect did not possess any valid travel documents and had three bank cards belonging to other individuals in his wallet,” he said in a statement today, adding that checks found that one of the cards was linked to a police report from Bukit Puchong.
This prompted the Police to inspect the suspect’s house in Eco Majestic Semenyih and found other items linked to the police report.
Further Investigation led the police to raid another house in Dengkil where three men and three women, all Nigerians, were arrested and various ATM cards seized as well as the discovery of bank account numbers.
The police chief said that checks through the Commercial Crime Intelligence System revealed 26 scam cases in Malaysia involving RM390,000, adding that there were 16 police reports lodged regarding parcel scams in Subang Jaya involving losses of RM404,088 since January.
Abd Khalid said the suspects had been remanded for four days from yesterday and are being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.
While advising Nigerians to avoid anything that will pitch them against the law enforcement agents in Malaysia, a source who spoke to NEWSIE EVENTS on the condition of anonymity said that arrest of the suspect has created fears amongst his contacts who believes that the police may go through the last commincations he had with people to make more arrests, he said.
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