29 police personnel including a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and an inspector with RM1 million in his bank account are being investigated for allegedly being involved in the Macau scam with online gambing syndicates and main suspects, Goh Leong Yeong and Zaidi Kanapiah.
‘’A total of 29 Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) personnel including a DCP and an Inspector with RM1 million in savings are being investigated,” said Bukit Aman Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS) director, Datuk Zamri Yahya in a statement recorded by Bernama.
“They (the police personnel) are suspected to be in cahoots with the Macau Scam and online gambling syndicates’ main suspects, Zaidi Kanapiah or known as Addy Kanna and Goh Leong Yeong or Alvin Goh.”
Zamri said they have questioned the police inspector for the outstanding amount in his bank account, “We have asked this officer to explain how he has so much in his savings. Among the answers were through shares and a gift from his father. However, we will conduct further investigations”.
He added that the investigation was conducted based on those with extraordinary asset values that were questionable when compared to their salaries, positions, unauthorised travel history, and several other aspects.
“The investigation papers on all these officers and members are expected to be completed next month to be submitted to the higher-ups for further action.”
Previously, Zamri said only four police personnel were being investigated for their involvement in the syndicates but following further investigation, it was discovered that 29 members were involved.
All suspects are currently being investigated under the Civil Service Regulations 1993. Online gambling syndicate suspects, Goh, and Addy Karma were arrested on 2 October and 3 October by MACC after they were discovered to have been involved in Macau Scam operations and cooperating with fraud cartels abroad, and facilitating online gambling activities that targeted victims in China.