87 Chinese nationals arrested for online scam

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Director-General of Immigration, Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud at the Integrated Operation of the Immigration Department which saw the arrest of illegal immigrants in conjunction with the Back for Good Programme at the Setia Walk Commercial Centre in Puchong, Selangor. PIX:NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 01 JANUARY 2020.
Director-General of Immigration, Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud at the Integrated Operation of the Immigration Department which saw the arrest of illegal immigrants in conjunction with the Back for Good Programme at the Setia Walk Commercial Centre in Puchong, Selangor.PIX:NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 01 JANUARY 2020.

By Shawaliah Hadir

PUCHONG – The Immigration Department raided five residences and nine offices used as the centres for online scam.

Through an Integrated Operation which started at 11.00am, a total of 87 Chinese nationals (79 males and 8 females) aged between 21 and 36 without travel documents were arrested. They were found to have committed offence under Section 6 of the Immigration Act of Malaysia.

Six units of personal computers and 203 mobile phones were also seized during the raid.

“They are suspected to conduct online investment activities based on the screens of the personal computers which showed Forex, Cryptocurrency and also online gambling,” said the Director-General of Immigration, Datuk Indera Khairul Dzaimee.

Director-General of Immigration, Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud at the Integrated Operation of the Immigration Department which saw the arrest of illegal immigrants in conjunction with the Back for Good Programme at the Setia Walk Commercial Centre in Puchong, Selangor.     PIX:NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 01 JANUARY 2020.
Director-General of Immigration, Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud at the Integrated Operation of the Immigration Department which saw the arrest of illegal immigrants in conjunction with the Back for Good Programme at the Setia Walk Commercial Centre in Puchong, Selangor.
PIX:NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 01 JANUARY 2020.

He also said that the premises raided are believed to be the training centres for them to approach their victims.

Meanwhile, Khairul also said that the suspects will be remanded for 14 days at the Bukit Jalil Immigration Depot for further investigation.

According to Khairul, the Immigration Department found that the online scam syndicates have changed their modus operandi and they move in smaller groups to enable easy escape.

The syndicates no longer rent large premises but they utilise condominiums or apartments equipped with personal computers and internet.

“They were trained on approaching their clients through online applications. Besides that, based on their computer screens, some of the clients suffered loss due to their scam,” he added.

The Immigration Officers conducting an inspection on a premise during the Integerated Operation by the Immigration Department which saw the arrest of illegal immigrants in conjunction with the Back for Good programme at the Setia Walk Commercial Centre in Puchong, Selangor.     PIX: NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 01 JANUARY 2020.
The Immigration Officers conducting an inspection on a premise during the Integerated Operation by the Immigration Department which saw the arrest of illegal immigrants in conjunction with the Back for Good programme at the Setia Walk Commercial Centre in Puchong, Selangor.
PIX: NOOREEZA HASHIM / MalaysiaGazette / 01 JANUARY 2020.

The Integrated Operation is part of the Back for Good (B4G) programme launched on 1 August and ended on 31 December 2019.

The operation was conduction by 160 officers from the Immigration, Police, Bank Negara Malaysia and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). – MalaysiaGazette

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