Third Malaysian arrested by financial crime cops

| 20/10/2013

(CNS): The police say that it is too early to confirm if the arrest of a Malaysian national in George Town yesterday is connected to the arrests earlier this month of two other men from the same country in a jewel and credit card fraud. An RCIPS spokesperson stated that officers from the Financial Crime Unit arrested the 37-year-old Malaysian man on Saturday afternoon. The arrest followed information received that the man had attempted to obtain high value goods from a number of retail premises in the centre of George Town. Following observations in the Harbour Drive area, he was detained after a short foot chase.

The police did not say exactly what he was arrested for or how he had attempted to acquire jewellery or other expensive goods. The man is currently in custody at George Town Police station.

Inquiries are on-going and a further statement and update will be released on Monday.

Two other men from Malaysia were arrested on 5 October and a large number of credit cards and jewellery valued at around US $200,000 were recovered by police.

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