POLICE arrested two women and a man in Selangor on Wednesday for committing criminal breach of trust in buying and selling gold in several shops in Shah Alam.
District police chief Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said the main suspect known as Sally, a 42-year-old wholesaler, was arrested at an apartment in Bandar Puteri Puchong along with her 37-year-old brother.
Also detained in a separate arrest made in Shah Alam was a 25-year-old woman who works in a gold shop and suspected of conspiring with Sally to carry out the criminal activity for the past seven months.
Iqbal said the arrests were made following a police report on July 31 from a gold shop owner in Section 7, who audited his gold stock and found it short of 1.5kg worth more than RM1 million.
“Based on close-circuit television footage, the female employee was always dealing with a woman named Sally. This employee gave weight in excess of 300 to 500g to Sally in each transaction. The total transaction was more than 150,” he told a press conference today.
He said police also seized RM414,700 in cash, 80 pieces of jewellery, 10 mobile phones and a Toyota Harrier totalling RM700,000. – Bernama, August 5, 2022.