SINGAPORE (CNA) – A transnational scam syndicate believed to be responsible for job scams involving more than SGD1.3 million was dismantled in a joint operation by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Royal Malaysia Police (RMP).

In a press release yesterday, SPF said Malaysian police raided an apartment in Johor on Thursday, after extensive joint collaboration and sharing of information between the police in both countries.

Three Malaysian men, aged between 21 and 27, were arrested during the operation.

The syndicate is believed to be responsible for more than 188 cases of job scams reported in Singapore involving SGD1,350,700.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the group targetted Singaporean and Malaysian victims and laundered their criminal proceeds in Malaysia,” said SPF.

Officers from the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) also arrested six men and one woman, aged between 16 and 23, for their suspected involvement in these scams.

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