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Eight Nigerians Arrested In Malaysia Over Scam Activities

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar congratulated the Federal Police (Bukit Aman) Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) which conducted the arrests. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — Police have arrested eight Nigerian nationals and a local in Cyberjaya near here on suspicion of being involved in African Scam activities resulting in losses amounting to more than RM7.2 million.

The matter was confirmed by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar in a Twitter posting today which mentioned the crimes involved two groups.

He congratulated the Federal Police (Bukit Aman) Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) which conducted the arrests.

“Well done CCID@PDRMsia Bukit Aman for apprehending nine people (eight Nigerians) and smashing two African Scam groups in Cyberjaya with victims’ losses exceeding RM7.2 million. #GoPDRMGo,” he said.

Meanwhile, in another case, police also held 23 individuals including a chemist from India, suspected of being involved in drug processing in Johor Baru, Johor.

Khalid said the raid on a ketamine processing laboratory was carried out by the Bukit Aman Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING).
He said STING seized 269 kg of ketamine in the raid.

“Well done STING @PDRMsia for nabbing 23 people including a chemist from India and smashing a ketamine processing laboratory in Johor Bahru. Seized 269 kilogrammes #GoPDRMGo,” he said. — Bernama
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