83 ARRESTED IN POLICE BLITZ AGAINST INTERNET SCAMS
Bernama Media – Fri, Apr 6, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 (Bernama) — Police arrested 83 people in a raid on
four luxury residences in Serdang today and busted an Internet scams operation,
a day after making a similar raid in Kajang.
Police from the Commercial Crime Investigation Department, Bukit Aman, moved
in at 11.30am and arrested the suspects comprising 67 Taiwanese men, eight
Taiwanese women, five Chinese women, a Chinese man and two local men.
Police also seized 30 computers, said CCID chief Datuk Syed Ismail Syed
He added that during the raid, police found that syndicate members had
attempted to vacate three of the four residences.
This is believed to be in response to the blitz launched by the police at an
upscale area Kajang yesterday during which 148 people were arrested for
operating a call centre for scams and illegal gambling.
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The syndicates operating the centres at six bungalows in Country Heights,
Kajang, were believed to have raked in up to RM4 billion.
“During the raid in Serdang, we found 16 men and three women were busy
contacting their intended victims believed to be residing in Taiwan and China
based on the script provided by the syndicates,” he told reporters here.
Syed Ismail said most of those arrested were experts in ICT.
They would contact their victims and introduce themselves as bank officers
or policemen or court officials and made up stories about the victims” purported
involvement in banking fraud and asked them to transfer their money to a certain
He said the Serdang group had been operating since a month ago and was part
of the syndicate which was busted in Kajang.
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Police investigations showed that those arrested today, aged between 20 and
35, entered the country from March 13 using social visit passes.
They would be paid between RM2,000 and RM4,000 as telephonists and would
return to their countries after a month, he said.
Syed Ismail said police believed similar scam groups were also operating in
Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Penang, targeting victims abroad.
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