Trio allegedly helped scammers in money laundering activities involving over $5.4m

SINGAPORE – Three men were taken to district court on Friday on suspicion of conspiring to help a fraud syndicate in a money laundering operation of more than $5.4 million.

One of them is Muhammad Amirladri Selamat, 28, whose lawsuits are said to have involved ill-gotten gains totaling more than $5.1 million. He is indicted on his two counts of misconduct and his three counts under the Computer Misuse Act.

Police said on Friday that in April 2022, a friend offered Amirul’adli cash in exchange for opening a bank account and relinquishing control over it.

Amirul’adli is said to have opened accounts with UOB and OCBC Bank on April 27, 2022.

He allegedly shared information with friends, including iBanking credentials linked for $100 per account.

According to police, these two bank accounts were later used to launder criminal activity proceeds totaling more than $550,000.

Amirul’adli is also accused of sharing his wife’s Singpass login information in exchange for $100.

A police spokesman said:

“Four bank accounts with HSBC, CIMB, UOB and SCB (Standard Chartered Bank) were also opened in my wife’s name using her Singpass details.”

The bank account was later used to launder over $4.6 million in illicit gains.

Amirul’adli’s case has been postponed to February 10, 2023.

Two other men charged in unrelated cases on Friday are 23-year-old James Tan Kimow and 25-year-old Mohammed Naif Waheed Abdallah M. Bazarah.

They were each charged with crimes under the Computer Abuse Act.

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