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Police probing Terengganu travel agency over Haj scam

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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand Mosque ahead of the annual Haj pilgrimage, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia July 6, 2022. — Reuters pic

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand Mosque in advance of the annual Haj pilgrimage, in the holy metropolis of Mecca, Saudi Arabia July 6, 2022. — Reuters pic

Monday, 11 Jul 2022 2:26 PM MYT

KUALA TERENGGANU, July 11 — A journey agency is underneath investigation by the Terengganu law enforcement for allegedly failing to handle a Haj package.

Condition Business Criminal offense Investigation Department main Supt M Zambri Mahmud claimed the law enforcement received a report on the circumstance on July 7 from a victim who claimed to have been cheated by the agency.

“An investigation paper has been opened less than Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating,” he said in a assertion nowadays.

In accordance to him, an preliminary investigation discovered that the 62-calendar year-previous retiree manufactured the 1st payment of RM3,000 on June 2.

“The complete payment of RM35,000 was manufactured into a financial institution account belonging to the travel agency, producing the complete loss to RM38,000,” he stated.

M. Zambri reported the agency’s owner then gave various excuses and failed to e-book the flight tickets until finally the sufferer was stranded at the Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport (KLIA) on July 7.

“The suspect will be arrested soon just after the investigation with other police contingents is done.

“The general public is encouraged to be very careful in the collection of Haj packages and vacation companies,” he added. — Bernama