Police probe cheating case involving gold bars worth S$1.6m

Police probe cheating case involving gold bars worth S$1.6m

GEORGE TOWN - Police have received 18 reports over an alleged cheating case involving the sale of RM4.2mil worth of gold bars.

Penang police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Abdul Rahim Ha­­nafi said police had recorded statements from 12 victims and seized more than 100 cheques for investigation purposes.

"No arrest has been made and the investigation is only 70 per cent complete. We need to call up more witnesses and look into other documents," he told reporters at the state police con­­tingent headquarters here yesterday.

On Sunday, a group of 17 people claimed they had not received any money for the RM4.2mil worth of gold they sold to a local businessman.

Spokesman Abdul Wahab S. Mohd Mydin, 44, claimed that he had dealt with the businessman - said to be a former leader of a political party branch - between October and De­­cem­­ber last year.

The businessman had said the matter was still under police investigation and that he would hold a press conference after consulting his lawyer.

On investigations into the Penang Voluntary Patrol unit (PPS) members, SDCP Rahim said police had completed the probe and submitted the investigation papers to the deputy public prosecutor's office for further action.

"Those detained earlier will have their police bail extended," he said.

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