SHAH ALAM: Selangor police have crippled three Macau Scam syndicates believed to have cheated victims of up to RM6.3 million.
State police chief Mazlan Mansor said a total of 48 arrests were made – comprising 46 China nationals, a Malaysian and a Thai – in raids in Petaling Jaya, Serdang and Subang Jaya between Aug 3 and 12.
“In the first raid at a luxury condominium in Damansara on Aug 3, police detained 23 China nationals and seized 80 mobile phones, 20 laptops, routers and telephone conversation scripts in Mandarin.
“Their modus operandi is to have syndicate members act as call centre operators to deceive the victims from China. This group started operating this year after they trained the ‘employees’ and paid them RM3,000 a month,” he said here today.
In the second raid in Seri Kembangan, Serdang, on Aug 7, Mazlan said police arrested 23 Chinese nationals and confiscated 97 mobile phones, 15 computers as well as books and notes.
Subsequently, he said police detained two men, namely a local and a Thai, in Subang Jaya on Aug 12.
Police also seized six mobile phones, 36 ATM cards, 73 SIM cards and a notebook containing particulars of bank accounts, Mazlan added.