Cambodia fraud case: 2 suspects released on police bail

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, March 4: A couple who was arrested in relation to the recent fraud case that involved 47 Malaysians being lured to Cambodia, where they ended up in a provincial prison for 65 days, were released on police bail here today.

Magistrate Faelly Jeffrey Lanjungan allowed the duo to be released on police bail as their remand period had expired, but they are required to return to the police station at any given time to facilitate investigation into the case.

The suspects, both 35, were arrested at 5pm on Feb 24 in two houses at Traffic Garden. The male suspect’s urine test was positive for methamphetamine.

A mobile phone, ATM card and a credit card were confiscated during their arrests.

Yesterday (March 3), another suspect was released on police bail after his remand had reached the maximum seven days.

To date, police have received 24 police reports in relation to the case, which is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

ASP Pricha Azin is the investigating officer, while Counsel Roger Chin represented the two suspects. — DayakDaily