A Malaysian in Australia who has been missing since December 2020 has been found buried 6 feet under after being missing for over a year.
Human remains, believed to be that of a Malaysian man, have been found near Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia yesterday (April 3).
The deceased, ‘Jacky’ Chong Kai Wong had gone missing since December 2020 when he was 24-years-old. Jacky moved to Sydney in 2016 and he last spoke to his family on December 28, 2020.
According to a report by Daily Mail, Jacky was in Australia on a holiday visa, but he was actually working as a ‘crop sitter’ for a south-east Asian crime group growing commercial amounts of marijuana, police said.
Police believe he was murdered more than a year ago after becoming involved with a drug cartel.
“We know Jacky was working for a criminal enterprise involved in the cultivation of cannabis in regional NSW around the time of his alleged murder,” Drug and Firearms Squad Commander Detective Superintendent John Watson said last week.
“The circumstances of his death are particularly gruesome.”
Police say Mr Wong was looking after up to 1,000 plants at the site.
They raided properties across Sydney last week and arrested three men who were allegedly involved in the murder.
The men from the drug syndicate who allegedly murdered Jacky are aged 33, 22 and 28, respectively and have since been charged over their alleged involvement in the murder.
In the meantime, on their Facebook account, New South Wales police revealed that strike force detectives and other specialist resources have been undertaking a coordinated forensic search of the Killongbutta property since last Tuesday (29 March).
“These criminal groups are known for targeting young individuals with the promise of easy money, which often leads to them working in illegal grow houses on remote properties,” Det. Supt. Watson said.
“This is a sad reminder of the reality of these operations. They are run by dangerous criminals who care only about a quick profit and have no dignity or regard for human life.”