KUALA LUMPUR: Four out of 21 lawyers sought by Bukit Aman’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department (JSJK) for alleged criminal breach of trust and cheating cases involving millions of ringgit have had their statements recorded.
This was revealed by Bukit Aman JCC director Datuk Seri Mohd Zakaria Ahmad, who added that the four were later released.
"Efforts to track down the (remaining lawyers) are ongoing. Based on our information, five of them are residing overseas.
"We will use various means to get information.
“In addition, we are working with the Immigration Department and other agencies to assist us," he told reporters after attending the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters’ monthly meeting here, today.
Also present were Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador and his deputy, Datuk Mazlan Mansor.
On Oct 3, Bukit Aman released the names of 21 lawyers wanted for questioning in 39 cases of fraud and breach of trust involving RM30.4 million.
In a separate case, Mohd Zakaria said that 34 individuals had been arrested on suspicion of engaging in money laundering or 'ah long' activities.
"Of that, 33 have been charged in court, while another is awaiting instructions from the deputy prosecutor for further action.
"We urge those who are on the wanted list to come forward immediately to facilitate police investigations," he added.