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Couple held for 'cheating' over Bukit Aman tenders

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Selangor police have detained a husband and wife for allegedly cheating several businessmen since 2013 on the pretext of helping the victims to secure tenders up to RM67 million with the federal police headquarters (Bukit Aman).

Selangor Commercial Crimes Investigation Department chief ACP Mohd Sakri Arifin said the couple, aged 47 and 46, were picked up by the police team at a bungalow in Section 7 in Shah Alam at 11.20pm on Thursday.

He said the male suspect believed to be the mastermind behind the scam that deceived five individuals around Shah Alam and Klang with a total loss estimated about RM7.4 million.

"Police have seized a full set of police uniform, an air pistol and what believed to be fake jewellery to cheat the businessmen including those with 'Datuk' titles.

"Also seized were three ATM cards, cheques, cash deposit slips and savings account books of various local banks," he told a press conference in Shah Alam today.

Mohd Sakri said the man had masqueraded as a police officer from Bukit Aman and claimed that he could influence to lobby for tenders to dispose seized items such as jewellery and money, as well as in obtaining firearm licences, all of which totalling almost RM67 million.

He also said the victims began to feel suspicious after they did not receive the tenders until today even after payments were made.

"The victims then checked with Bukit Aman and found that the (male) suspect was not a policeman before they lodged police reports," said Mohd Sakri.

He said police were now closing in on the suspect's two other accomplices.

The man was being remanded until Monday to facilitate investigations under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

His wife's remand order would be applied for today, said Mohd Sakri.

- Bernama

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