SHAH ALAM – Two men failed in their bid to extort money by criminally intimidating their victims by posting replica bullets to them, when police arrested them separately last month.
Selangor police chief, Datuk Mazlan Mansor said police arrested a 33-year-old businessman in Ipoh, Perak on Jan 23 and seized several small boxes used to send the bullets to victims.
The second arrest involved a 36-year-old advertising firm employee in Jinjang, Kuala Lumpur on Jan 25, he said at a press conference here, today.
Mazlan said 11 individuals around the Klang Valley had received boxes containing bullet replicas sent by the same suspects.
“Investigations found the suspects’ targets were those between the age of 50 and 70 years, and the victims were selected from a list containing individuals with fixed deposits obtained from a person known as Micheal,” he said.
The suspects had bought the 9mm fake bullets online at RM800 for 20 bullets.
He said police were currently tracking down Micheal to facilitate investigations under Section 506 and Section 507 of the Penal Code. – BERNAMA