The police had crippled a syndicate masterminded by a man who calls himself “Datuk Ken” after arresting the key suspects and 15 individuals in a series of raid during a special operation in Rawang, Gombak on 6 July and 11 August.
According to Astro Awani, Selangor police chief Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said that the Selangor Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Bukit Aman Money Laundering Criminal Investigation Division (AMLA) managed to nab the 40 year-old key suspect and his 41 year-old wife at their residence in Rawang yesterday (11 August).
The results of the investigation found that the suspect had been carrying out illegal activities such as online gambling activities, bitcoin mining and illegal money lending business (Along) since 2014.
“For gambling activities, the syndicate has been operating since 2016 in Selangor, Perak, Pahang and Sabah and it is believed that the syndicate earned profit of up to RM6 million a year. For bitcoin mining, they started since last year and the syndicate earned a profit of up to RM800,000 a month.”
“As for illegal money lending business, they only offer loans to close acquaintances and businessmen by charging an interest rate of around 8% to 10% per month and the syndicate earns a profit of around RM2 million a year.” Arjunaidi said at a press conference held at the Selangor police contingent headquarters.
Before the arrest of the leader, “Datuk Ken”, Arjunaidi said that they have also detained 13 members of the syndicate, aged between 17 and 40 in Rawang too.
“All 13 arrests (individuals) were charged in Selayang Court on July 9 for offenses under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953.” he said.
Following the arrest, the police had seized 14 luxury cars, including a Lamborghini Huracan, BMW 8i, Nissan GTR dan Porsche Cayman and 14 bungalows, 3 shophouses, seized cash and frozen 71 bank accounts, all worth nearly RM33 million
Following the arrest of the key suspect in the syndicate and its members, Arjunaidi said the police had sealed 14 luxury cars, including a Lamborghini Huracan, BMW 8i, Nissan GTR dan Porsche Cayman and 14 bungalows, three shophouses, seized cash and frozen 71 bank accounts, all worth nearly RM33 million.
In addition, Arjunaidi added that the investigation found that “Datuk Ken” was linked to 24 other companies which is involved in money laundering.
Meanwhile, the police are now looking for 2 men whom are believed to be close aides of “Datuk Ken”, and urged those with information on them or their whereabouts to contact Insp Shahriman Mat Junus at 012-348 0281.
Those wanted individuals are Chuah Seong Hooi, 48, also known as Ah Chong, with his last known address at Taman Rawang Perdana, Rawang, and Heow Hee Soon, 31, also known as Fei Soon, whose last known address is in Bandar Country Homes, Rawang.
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