The police have busted a Macau Scam and online gambling syndicate that has been operating in Kuala Lumpur. The Malay Mail reported that police have arrested 11 individuals, including four Chinese nationals, during the three raids that were conducted around the capital city.
Dang Wangi District Police chief ACP Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said the first raid saw the arrest of three Chinese men, aged between 28 and 34, at a condominium in Jalan Doraisamy, located off Jalan Sultan Ismail.
During the raid, police seized 40 mobile phones of various brands, two computers as well as cash consisting of CNY 1,168 (RM726) and RM5,011. According to the police investigations, they found that the syndicate was carrying out the Macau Scam. All arrested individuals were remanded until 25 December for further investigation.
Another two raids were carried out by a team from the Criminal Investigation Department from the Dang Wangi District Police Headquarters in Jalan Conlay. The first of the two raids at a residency saw the arrest of a 35-year-old Chinese national who is suspected of being involved in online gambling.
Following that, the police conducted another raid and detained seven people including two foreign women from Thailand and Vietnam, aged between 21 and 33. The police found cards, gambling notes and RM23,200 in cash during the raid.
The police have repeatedly issued warnings and reminders about scams and to beware of unknown individuals that pretend to be police or bank officers. To learn more, you can check out the 3 tips from the police to protect yourself from being scammed.