KUALA LUMPUR: Police have detained seven men believed to be members of money-lending (Ah Long) and Macau Scam syndicates in operations around the federal capital on Tuesday.
Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Datuk Roslan Bek Ahmad said a total of 72 automated teller machine (ATM) cards and 58 SIM cards believed to be used to carry out their fraudulent activities were also seized.
“The suspects aged between 21 and 42 are believed to have been actively involved in the Macau Scam, non-existent loan and unlicensed money-lending activities for the past three to six months,“ he said yesterday.
He said initial investigations found that the suspects were also believed to have been involved in 11 fraud cases involving almost RM300,000 in losses.
Roslan Bek also said the modus operandi of the syndicates was to ask those who owe them money to give their bank account numbers and surrender their ATM cards. — Bernama