Police have crippled a Macau Scam based in Johor Baru following the arrest of 50 people there.
Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department deputy director (cyber crime and multimedia investigations) Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Kamaruddin Md Din said intelligence led police to conduct six raids in the Iskandar Puteri district in Johor on Wednesday.
“We arrested 50 people, of whom 27 men and 16 women are believed to be from China,” he said Thursday.
The others arrested were five Taiwanese men and a local man and woman.
SAC Kamaruddin said the two locals were believed to be managing the syndicate’s operations, including renting houses and hiring drivers for the members.
“Based on our investigations, the others were involved in the scam itself.
“We seized a luxury MPV, 46 mobile phones, 10 iPads, 21 laptops computers, five modems, six routers as well as travel documents and scripts for conducting the con,” he said, adding that those arrested have been remanded for four days to assist in investigations.
SAC Kamaruddin said police have classified the case as fraud under Section 420 of the Penal Code.