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Four face money-laundering charges over scam calls

Fadley Faisal

Prosecutors have charged a local, two permanent residents and a Malaysian with money-laundering linked to a recent police crackdown on a scam call syndicate.

The defendants were produced to face holding charges in separate mentions presided by Magistrates Harnita Zelda Skinner and Syaffina binti Shahrif.

Local Chan Mun Yok, 52, faces two charges of allowing a total of BND100,000, believed to be proceeds of crime, to be transferred to his bank account on May 18 and 19.

Mek Keng Yuan, a 30-year-old permanent resident, is charged with handing over BND105,600 in tainted funds to another person sometime between May 8 and 22.

A 44-year-old Malaysian Thian Li Heng is alleged to have handed a total of BND105,600 in tainted funds to another person on May 19.

And 28-year-old permanent resident Brian Chin Ken Chu is charged with passing BND105,600 in tainted funds.

Prosecutors Siti Khalillah binti Hussin and Syafina binti Abdul Hadzid informed the court that the holding charges will be finalised in the next mentions of the cases. The defendents will be produced again in court in July.