JOHOR BAHRU: Malaysian police have detained a 54-year-old Singaporean man for his suspected involvement in a syndicate that stole S$1 million (RM3.19 million) from a money changer in Johor Bahru in 2020.
In a press conference on Wednesday (Jun 8), Johor police chief Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the individual was apprehended after crossing the Causeway and entering Malaysia through Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, the immigration complex.
“We’ve had him on our ‘wanted list’ since 2020.” “When he recently entered immigration, the immigration officers contacted the police, and we arrested him,” said Mr Kamarul Zaman.
He also stated that the authorities were still looking for more members of the syndicate.
“The case is still being investigated, and other members of the syndicate are still at large.” “They have also been added to the wanted list,” Mr Kamarul Zaman stated.
The arrest of the 54-year-old Singaporean, according to local news outlet the Star, has resulted in the imprisonment of two other Singaporeans, aged 48 and 49, in connection with the case.
According to the story, which cited unidentified sources, all three Singaporeans were car-dealing merchants.
According to the Star, police were also hunting for a Malaysian who was engaged in the case.
The Malaysian allegedly worked for the money changer for eight years before fleeing on March 2, 2020.
According to accounts, the individual was charged with bringing the money to the bank but left with it in a business vehicle.
He then met the Singaporeans in Danga Bay and shared the loot before abandoning the company car.
CNA has contacted Johor police’s commercial crime investigation unit for further information on the arrests.