(File pix) Sarawak police have obtained a four-day remand order against the man wanted for alleged involvement in the recruitment scam which duped 47 Malaysians with high-paying jobs in Cambodia. Archive image for illustration purposes only.

KUCHING: Sarawak police have obtained a four-day remand order against the man wanted for alleged involvement in the recruitment scam which duped 47 Malaysians with high-paying jobs in Cambodia, Bernama reported today.

The 26-year-old man was arrested at the Kuching International Airport at 1145am yesterday, upon arrival from Pontianak, Indonesia.

It was reported that police had been looking for the man since February to assist with at least five investigation papers involving five of the victims.

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

Bernama reported that to date, 23 people have lodged police reports on the job scam.

It was reported that the 47 Malaysians were detained in Cambodia since Dec 11 last year on charges of cheating, initiating and carrying out illegal online gambling activities.

They were promised jobs with lucrative salaries up to US$1,500 (RM6,100), and only found out that it was a scam when they arrived in Cambodia.

The victims were released and brought home in February by the Sarawak government after rounds of negotiations and discussions with the Cambodia government.