Cambodia fraud case: Couple’s remand extended by 3 days

The female suspect (in black T-shirt) being escorted by police officers to the courtroom. 

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Mar 1: A couple who was arrested in relation to the recent fraud case that lured 47 Malaysians to Cambodia has their remand extended by 3 days, until March 4.

Their first remand expired today, and both of them were brought to the magistrate’s court here today by the State Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) to apply for further remand.

Magistrate Mohd Syukri Mokhtar allowed the duo to be further remanded for 3 days to facilitate investigation into the case.

The male suspect (in grey T-shirt) being escorted by police officers to the courtroom.

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

A mobile phone, ATM card and a credit card were confiscated during the arrest.

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

Investigating officer ASP Pricha Azin applied for the remand, while Counsel Roger Chin represented the two suspects. — DayakDaily