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Police arrest 4th DHL scam suspect

A fourth suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a DHL parcel scam, the police said yesterday.

The latest suspect, a 23-year-old man, was arrested on Monday.

The police received a report on July 4 from a woman who said that she had received a call from an unknown person who claimed to be working for DHL.

She was told that her parcel contained illegal goods and had been detained by the Chinese Customs. She was asked to provide her internet banking credentials, and later discovered that about $36,000 had been transferred to an unknown bank account.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is believed to be involved in at least five other similar cases in which the victims had suffered losses amounting to a total of about $90,000. He is expected to appear in court today.

On July 16, the police arrested three men aged between 21 and 22 for their suspected involvement in the same parcel scam, in which a trio allegedly tricked an elderly woman into transferring $50,000 to them.

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