KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested 18 Chinese nationals here in five raids on a luxury condominium in Bandar Manjalara for allegedly being involved in a romance scam syndicate.
The 14 men and four women were arrested during the Pelican Ops raids around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 16.
The operation led by the officer in charge of the Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS) of Bukit Aman, Superintendent Azmi Shukor, was carried out after police received reports of suspicious activities involving foreigners in luxury condominium.
Bukit Aman JIPS director Comm Datuk Azri Ahmad said the union had been operating for about two months.
“They were targeting victims from China. We believe they made around RM300,000 per month from their scams,” he said in a statement on Saturday (July 17th).
Comm. Azri added that several cell phones, computers, electronic gadgets and RM126,000 in cash were also seized during the raids.
“We will investigate whether any members of the police were in cahoots with the unions. The criminal aspect of the case will be investigated by the Kuala Lumpur Police and the Immigration Department,” he said. he declared.
Comm Azri said police will continue their operations against online scams to prevent locals and foreigners from falling victim to it.
We learn that each union member was paid between 3,500 and 5,000 RM each.