KUALA LUMPUR – Addy Kana or his actual name, Zaidy Kana Piah, Alvin Goh and two police officers arrested over the online gambling ring and Macau Scam syndicate have been detained under the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA) 1959 for two years.
They are held separately at the Simpang Renggam Prison in Johor; Pokok Sena in Kedah and Bentong in Pahang.
The order was issued on 25 and 26 November, said the Bukit Aman Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Commissioner Datuk Huzir Mohamed during a news conference at Bukit Aman today.
According to him, another Chinese national suspect, Chen De Wei, 31, who is suspected to lead the gambling syndicate has also been arrested and detained for 38 days under POCA.
Besides that, six other suspects which comprised of five Chinese nationals and one Malaysian are still detained under Section 4(2)(a) of POCA for 38 days until 8 January 2021.
“He, along with six other suspects are still being detained under POCA for 38 days and the Crime Prevention Board (CPB) of the Home Ministry has yet to deliver the decision.
“We will bring them to the Crime Prevention Board after the end of the period on 8 January for further action,” he said.
According to Huzir, De Wei, who is also the mastermind of the criminal ring in connecting local syndicate to China were among the 130 individuals nabbed during a massive special operation by the Bukit Aman from 15 until 20 October.
He said, they were arrested in a premise at Mont Kiara during the Macau Scam special operation.
“The suspect is the Chief of Macau Scam syndicate and he also played a role as a liaison between the Malaysian syndicate (Addy Kanna) and China.
“Further police investigation found that the suspect (De Wei) was also listed as one of the most wanted individuals by China over offences on Macau Scam,” he added.
Following the arrest, Huzir said that the police, through Op Dadu Centre had conducted several follow-up raids and successfully arrested 130 individuals. 87 of them have been remanded for 38 days under Section 4(2)(a) POCA. – MalaysiaGazette