SINGAPORE: Two Malaysian men were on Wednesday given jail terms for their involvement in a parcel scam, which has seen 348 victims lose more than $19mil (RM57mil) as of end-August.
Suhaimi Jaffar, 36, was jailed for 20 months, while Mohammad Afiq Ishak, 24, was jailed for 18 months.
They had opened bank accounts in Singapore for the sole purpose of receiving money from victims of a syndicate, which is responsible for running a scam commonly referred to as the “DHL parcel scam”.
Both men pleaded guilty to one charge each under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act.
Suhaimi and Afiq are the first two men involved in the scam to be sentenced. The cases for 10 other people are at the pre-trial stage. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network.