Cat breeding chain raided by Bukit Aman

Written by: Victor Charlie | 12 Jan 2018 18:29
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12 Jan 2018 18:29

Reports on a company's alleged investment scam involving a 'cat breeding' chain saw the Bukit Aman police force act upon it during a multiple raid operation codenamed "Op Meow".

The raids which took place at three Imadi Pet Global Sdn Bhd outlets in Johor, Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam saw the 

Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Department (CCID) investigators seized documents including cat breed certificates.

According to the New Straits Times, CCID principal assistant director (corporate and financial crime) Senior Assistant Commissioner S. Sasikala Devi said police received more than 35 reports lodged against the company so far, involving losses amounting to RM1.56 million.

“Acting on the reports, we raided three Imadi Pet shops in Shah Alam, Setapak and Bandar Baru Uda in Johor Baru.

"However, the shop in Setapak was closed down two months ago.

“During the operation, we seized documents including cat breed certificates. Police are now looking for other cat owners who participated in the company's investment to facilitate investigations,” she said when met at Imadi Pet Shah Alam on Friday.

Sasikala said initial investigations revealed that victims were duped into purchasing imported cats like Siberian, Scottish Fold, British Short Hair, among others, for between RM10,000 and RM30,000 each.

She said the cats would then be placed at Imadi Pet premises for breeding purposes, and that the victims were promised high returns when their cats give birth to kittens.

“Each kitten would be sold from RM7,000 and above, and victims were told that they could get up to RM50,000 a year.

“However, the victims said they have not received any returns from the company.”

Sasikala said police would detain Imadi Pet’s owner and manager. She also urged cat owners who have yet to lodge report to come forward.

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

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