Ten Malaysian men involved in the ‘Macau-scam’ syndicate have been remanded for four days to facilitate investigation.
All the suspects, aged between 19 to 35 years were brought to Bukit Mertajam Magistrate’s Court here today by the police to obtain remand order until August 21.
The remand order was granted by Magistrate Nurul Rashidah Md Akit.
The suspects were part of the Macau scam syndicate which comprise of 97 individuals including other nationalities from China and Taiwan that was crippled by the cops on Wednesday.
The suspects were arrested in four separate operations in Juru and Prai between 12pm and 5pm for their alleged involvement in the Macau-scam.
The remaining suspects from China and Taiwan were not produced at court today as they do not have proper documentation.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of Penal Code for cheating.
The modus operandi of the suspects was to dupe the victims as bogus police or Bank Negara officers by phoning via Voice Over Internet Protocol (Voip) technology.
The victims would then deposit a sum of money to the syndicate to avoid ‘action’ taken against them.
Targeted victims were mostly Malaysian Chinese and China nationals.
Police has also seized several computers, laptops, mobile phones, gadgets and four cars worth about RM400,000 on Wednesday during the bust.