Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR — Police have uncovered a ‘black money’ syndicate, following the arrest of an African man and a Filipino woman, and the seizure of RM3.2 million in fake currencies.
Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief ACP Izany Abdul Ghany said the suspects were nabbed at two separate locations here on Tuesday.
He said the 34-year-old African was nabbed at a hotel in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman after a local woman, suspicious over the man’s offer of investment opportunities, tipped off the police.
“The complainant knew the suspect via Facebook before meeting him with several people who were keen on the investment.
“The police raided the hotel and seized three RM50 notes and equipment to ‘clean’ money, which was believed to have been used in the scam,” ACP Izany said at a press conference at the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters here on Thursday.
Following the man’s arrest, a police team went to an apartment in Jalan Imbi here and picked up the 46-year-old Filipina.
Five bundles of US$100 and three bundles of RM50, which were suspected to be fake, were seized from the apartment.
Police also seized three bundles of white paper the size of RM50 and US1 dollar notes. – Bernama