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Couple Arrested over Withdrawals from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Victims’ Bank Accounts

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Kuala Lumpur (dpa/NAN) – Malaysian police said a bank employee and her husband had been detained over withdrawals of $31,000 from four bank accounts of passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Izany Abdul-Ghany, Chief of Police in the Commercial Crime Investigation Department, said this in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

He said the funds from the accounts of three passengers on the missing airliner were apparently transferred to a fourth account owned by another passenger.

“Based on initial investigation, money from the accounts of three passengers on the missing airliner were transferred to a fourth account owned by another passenger.

“Several cash withdrawals were then made from the fourth account’’, he said.

Abdul-Ghany said all accounts were at the same bank, and the bank’s manager reported the suspicious transactions to the police on Aug. 2.

He said investigators were also looking for a Pakistani man believed to be involved in the transaction.

Abdul-Ghany said the 32-year-old bank employee was being investigated for approving the renewal of the ATM card used to withdraw money from the fourth account.

A police crime officer speaking on condition of anonymity said “this looks like an inside job, it will only be a matter of time before we get to the bottom of this.’’

He said several withdrawals had been made at ATMs from the fourth account.

The Beijing-bound flight MH370, with 239 people aboard, disappeared without a trace after it took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8.

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9 Comments

  1. @edDREAMZ

    August 16, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    The evil men does they really fear the devil himself….. They should be severely punished untill they reveal who hijacked the plane at first instance……
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  2. Not like they’re coming back anytime soon tho.

    • ade

      August 17, 2014 at 12:17 am

      Dumb comment

    • Iris

      August 17, 2014 at 7:08 am

      So the money shouldn’t be left for their families? You see how you’ve just exposed the way you think. You go fear.

  3. kriz adam

    August 16, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    So evil indeed

  4. Observer

    August 18, 2014 at 9:09 am

    OMG….Every disappointment can be a blessing…no? “pun intended”

  5. salauolaberryshittabey

    August 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Evil that men does live before and after them,they thought they were smart,but no matter how clever. an animal may be,A hunter will alway be cleverer,let law take its cause so that they serve as deterent to others of their type.PLS.FEAR GOD AND RESPECT YOURSELFS.

  6. jonathan ikwekwa

    October 1, 2014 at 11:56 am

    To hell do the couple go to ,how do you swindle accounts of dead people.what they are doing is the devil leading them may God deliver whilst the Police should take charge and do them a lot so that they refrain from this harbit,you are just white people who does not reason and sympathise with the families of the deceased.

  7. jonathan ikwekwa

    October 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    i wonder if that couple have ever had a child in their life plz,we should respect death and thz chaps must know that the deacesd left behind families who should benefit from the monies left in the banks,police plz hand them over to ISl or boko haram in Nigeria if anything just keep them in an enviroment where they can exposed to “EBOLA” and u dont waste your time on such elements of h/beings.

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