The police have not issued an extradition request for fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho as no Interpol member state has confirmed his whereabouts in their respective countries, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.
According to Bernama, Acryl said the police are still tracing Jho Low and all information received about the individual’s whereabouts in foreign countries was checked for its validity, including through cooperation with the authorities in the countries concerned.
“Parties who have information regarding Jho Low’s location are requested to channel it to the Commercial Crime Investigation Department’s Infoline at 013-211 1222 (Whatsapp only) or to head to the nearest police station.”
“Every piece of information received will be scrutinised for validity and will be channelled to Interpol to seek further verification assistance from the member countries involved,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said the Red Notice issued by Interpol to 195 member countries in 2018 was to share information and seek information assistance from the respective countries regarding the whereabouts of fugitive criminals.
Acryl explains that if any member country detects the whereabouts of a wanted criminal, the Interpol office there will be responsible for channelling the information to the country that obtained the red notice for the extradition application process.
He then stressed that the police remained committed to bringing Jho Low back to the country to be brought to justice.
“In addition to PDRM, foreign authorities in Singapore and the United States are also investigating and have filed charges against Low Taek Jho,” he added.
Previously, authors of Billion Dollar Whale Tom Wright and Bradley Hope claimed to have knowledge of Jho Low’s whereabouts but their sources date back to 2019.
Wright had also shared a picture on Twitter purportedly showing Low was enjoying 2019 Christmas Eve in Shanghai Disneyland with a couple of friends.
He also claimed that the source was from the Malaysian government and that Low has been hiding in China for the last few years.