Thursday, July 29, 2021

Arrests in assault over fasting case uncover illegal gambling, money lending activities

Selangor police chief says a gun and bullets were seized in a raid while 100kg of gold bars was discovered following the arrests.

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The arrest of four individuals who allegedly assaulted two bodyguards for fasting yesterday has led to the discovery of illegal gambling activities and a money lending syndicate run by the employer.

Selangor police chief Arjunaidi Mohamed said in a 10pm raid on the house of one of the suspects in Bukit Tinggi, Klang, police seized a gun and 10 bullets as well as the cane used to beat the two bodyguards.

He said the firearm was under the control of one of the victims, and belonged to a security company.

“The arrests also led to the discovery of 100kg of gold bars and 12,500 pieces of US$100 notes, with the total value of the seizure estimated at RM28.25 million,” he said at a press conference today.

The four men have been remanded for between five and seven days beginning today to assist in the investigation into the case.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the 44-year-old employer was involved in the illegal money-lending and gambling activities,” Arjunaidi said, adding that the employer was also arrested at Dang Wangi yesterday.

The case is being investigated under Sections 324, 298 and 307 of the Penal Code as well as Section 4 (1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds from Illegal Activities Act 2001 and Section 5 (2) of the Moneylenders Act 1951.

Arjunaidi again reminded the public not to view the case as a racial issue.

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