36 y/o NZ Man Suffers Broken Hand & Hip Bone After 3-Floor Fall In Attempt To Flee From MACC
An attempt to dodge an arrest by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) authorities on Tuesday (Feb 21) reportedly resulted in injuries for a 36-year-old New Zealander.
He was believed to be a member of a global investment fraud network. Reports claim that their method of operation entailed deceiving victims into depositing money into bogus investment portfolios, after which the cash was wired to offshore accounts where scammers could access it.
Bernama reported that the man fell from the 14th level of a business building in PJ to a water tank on the 11th floor, breaking his hand and hip bone in the process. According to The Star, he had actually tried to leap to the office one floor below from the penthouse of a building in Phileo Damansara.
After being taken down on a stretcher, the suspect was driven away from the scene in the presence of two Pastak cops via an ambulance. He is presently receiving medical attention for his injuries, as per Hafisham Mohd Noor, assistant operations director of Selangor Fire & Rescue Department.
“We got a call about an emergency at 5:15 p.m. and showed up at the spot 16 minutes later. The Red Crescent team provided medical attention after the victim was carried down on a stretcher,” he explained.
Additionally, according to MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki, the network bribed a number of MACC members to ensure uninterrupted operations. The New Zealander and nine other people were later confirmed to have been remanded for six days, per Malay Mail.
Yesterday at 2:23 PM, while closely guarded by the Special Tactical Unit (Pastak) of the Immigration Department, they were escorted to the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court clad in orange jumpsuits.
Officials estimate that the syndicate controls 24 such businesses with 70 employees, the most of whom are from the UK and Australia. The group is also alleged to have defrauded victims out of RM200 million, but officials have so far been able to block 74 bank accounts.