RM80MIL FOREX SCAM: POLICE OPEN 3 INVESTIGATION PAPERS ON HUSBAND & WIFE MASTERMINDS

KUALA LUMPUR – Police have opened three investigation papers against eight suspects in connection with the fraudulent forex investment scheme involving more than 23,000 victims with an investment value of almost RM80mil.

Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said at the moment, the investigation had been referred to Bank Negara.

Once the investigation is completed, the (investigation) papers would then be submitted to the deputy public prosecutor’s office for further action, he said.

On the status of a husband and wife, believed to be the masterminds behind the scam and who are still at large, he said the case was still under investigation.

A total of 23,259 investors were reported to be the victims of the forex investment scam with losses estimated at almost RM80mil.

– Bernama