Bukit Aman to work with Interpol to locate 6 Sarawakians duped by fake job offers in Cambodia

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KUCHING, April 27: The Royal Malaysia Police Bukit Aman will work with Interpol to locate six Sarawakian men still trapped in Cambodia after being duped by fake job offers.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Mohd Azman Ahmad Sapri said that two investigation papers under Section 420 of the Penal Code have been opened by the Sarawak Commercial Crime Investigation Department.

“So far, we have received reports from the families of all the victims on April 20 and 22.

“Initial investigation found that all of them were offered job opportunities in Cambodia by employment agents.

“But once they arrived in the country, they realised they had been cheated when they were forced to do work involving phone scams,” he told TVS during a press conference yesterday (April 26).

Mohd Azman updated that the operation to locate the six victims will be handled by the Royal Malaysian Police Bukit Aman which will seek assistance from the Interpol.

In a separate development, he said statistics showed that fraud cases had increased by 27.45 per cent in the first three months of this year compared to the same period of last year.

“For the period from Jan 1 to March 31, a total of 666 fraud cases were reported compared to 640 in 2021,” he added.

With that, Mohd Azman advised the public to be extra careful and do thorough research first before taking up dubious job offers, especially those that offer lucrative returns abroad. — DayakDaily