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Seven arrested for alleged scam involving health care products

KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 — The police have arrested seven individuals, including two foreigners, in raids conducted in Selangor last week for alleged involvement in a syndicate marketing healthcare products.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (JSJK) director Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said four of the suspects, comprising three men and a woman, aged 30 to 38, were arrested in raids in Shah Alam on May 21 and May 22.

“Two of those arrested are company directors while the other two are a marketing officer and a businessman. The police also confiscated 18 boxes of health products for eye treatment, eight packages of health products of various brands, a laptop, and a mobile phone.

“On May 24, three more individuals, comprising a local man, a Bangladeshi man and a Vietnamese woman, aged 33 to 51, were arrested in Klang and following their arrest, the police seized six boxes of eye care products, a box of spectacles, a printer, and three mobile phones,” he told a press conference at Menara KPJ today.

Based on reports received, the syndicate is alleged to have used pictures and videos of the complainant, who is also a well-known medical expert, to promote the health products.

According to the complainant, he only realised that matter when contacted by buyers to confirm the authenticity of the advertised products.

“After looking at the advertisement, the complainant confirmed that the health products had nothing to do with his company,” Ramli said, adding that the case is being investigated under Section 420/511 of the Penal Code.

— Bernama

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