Sources have revealed that Goh Leong Yeong, who escaped the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters on 11 October, spent up to RM4 million a month to bribe local key figures
According to a report by Utusan Malaysia published yesterday, 19 October, Goh allegedly allocated around RM2 million to RM4 million to pay police officers and other influential individuals to protect his Macau scam and online gambling activities.
Sources told the daily that about 50 to 100 individuals are believed to have received the money from Goh, who uses a fake 'Datuk Seri' title and is commonly known to his associates as Alvin.
Goh allegedly paid these key figures as an inducement to silence them from exposing his illegal activities, which have been running for the past five years.
The bribes were also given in exchange for information regarding possible raids carried out by the authorities
The sources added that some of the influential figures, government officials, and policemen who received the bribes have been detained or are being investigated by MACC.
It is understood that MACC is currently investigating the crimes allegedly committed by Goh and other syndicate leaders who are still actively deceiving Malaysians.
Meanwhile, it is also revealed that Goh made around RM1 billion a year from online gambling and the Macau scam activities
In another report by Utusan Malaysia published today, 20 October, the 32-year-old mastermind allegedly earned RM3 million a day from the Macau scam activities, which have been running for the past five to six years.
The sources said 20% of the profit was shared with the syndicates from China who conspired with Goh and his team.
Goh is said to be part of an influential gangster group in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, that is also involved in illegal loan shark activities and own several entertainment centres.
Furthermore, the sources also added that the fugitive offered money to several local celebrities to launch their businesses, which Malay Mail reported were used as an outlet for him to launder money.
The investigation concerning the Macau scam gained nationwide attention over the past few weeks after MACC seized money valued over RM100 million and arrested a celebrity couple
The case attracted more attention after Goh escaped from the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya by scaling the wall behind the building on 11 October.
Goh's escape has sparked memes and discussions online, causing authorities embarrassment.
Netizens wondered how Goh executed his grand escape as the walls around the MACC headquarters were very tall.
According to Malaysiakini, police have since arrested two of their personnel to facilitate the investigation and put out Goh's photo to the public.
The police are currently on a manhunt to find Goh, while MACC is working around the clock to crack down the entire syndicate.
During the investigation into the Macau scam, MACC also found that many local artists and personalities are involved in high-class prostitution: