Form 3 stu­dent loses RM1,260 in What­sApp scam

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LIMBANG: A Form 3 stu­dent here lost RM1,260 on Tues­day to a scam­mer on What­sApp.

Limbang District po­lice chief Supt Mohd Bukhori Saf­fai said the vic­tim claimed he was of­fered RM7,000 in prize money via a What­sApp mes­sage.

“The vic­tim was told to pay RM1,260 as cri­te­ria to get the prize money and he de­posited the amount in three in­stal­ments into the sus­pect’s ac­count. How­ever, af­ter all the re­quire­ments had been car­ried out, the vic­tim failed to get the promised prize money. Re­al­is­ing that he was cheated, he then filed a po­lice re­port at 3.35pm on Tues­day,” said Mohd Bukhori.

On an un­re­lated case, Mohd Bukhori said a wo­man and a man were ar­rested at two dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions for abus­ing banned drugs dur­ing Ops Tapis. The wo­man, 26, was de­tained at a house in Kam­pung Pahlawan. She later tested pos­i­tive for am­phet­a­mine and metham­phetamine use.

“The other sus­pect, a trader, 57, who was also pos­i­tive for am­phet­a­mine and metham­phetamine, was picked up at a re­tail shop in Pan­daruan Road.

“Po­lice also found a straw tube con­tain­ing syabu weigh­ing 0.38 grams, val­ued at RM50, kept in a drawer of a wooden ta­ble of the shop,” added Mohd Bukhori.

The cases are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 12( 2) of the Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act 1952, and Sec­tion 15(1)(a) of the same Act.

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